KHVT is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the construction of free public skateboard parks in the St. Louis, Mo. area, and to promoting skateboarding as a fun, healthy activity for both youths and adults.

KHVT was founded in support of the Kinghighway D.I.Y. skatespot, built between 2009 and 2015 by local skateboarders under the South Kinghshighway viaduct. When "the bridge" was demolished in July 2015, St. Louis was left with no free public skateparks. Since then, KHVT has built one new park, the Peter Mathews Memorial Skate Garden, and is working to create even more. Donations of time, labor, materials and money are welcome!

Friday, December 28, 2012

*****DANGER!!!! BEWARE!!!!!*****

The bridge is especially crusty during these times of year... The bridge is from 1936 and has endured this long but barely... This is why they will be tearing it down within the next year and a half.

Freeze and thaw action causes chunks of concrete to fall from the roof sometimes. Be careful while skating down there or even better stay away till the low temps are done for the season. Definitely do not park your car under there if you value it...

More info on freeze and thaw...

Freeze-thaw action is when water seeps into a crack in a rock or concrete, as the temperature drops below freezing, the water freezes and expands causing the crack to enlarge. The ice then melts into water again as the temperature rises above 0 degrees C. This action is repeated until the rock or concrete breaks.