is rehabilitating the Champ Clark Bridge at
Louisiana this summer. Although the funding
will be shared with the Illinois Department
of Tranpsortation, all work will be facilitated
and overseen by MoDOT.
Painting - The entire
bridge will be repainted light gray.
In the "splash zone", the area under the road
to 10 feet above, all paint will be removed
first. The "splash zone" is where vehicles
spray dirt, salt and water on the steel causing
the paint to deteriorate and steel to corrode.
Steel repair - Missing
rivets and rusted and fractured steel pieces
will be replaced.
Highway surface (deck)
- Asphalt will be removed, then the exposed
concrete will be repaired and a new 1 1/2" asphalt
surface will be laid.
Navigational lights -
The original lights will be replaced.
Pier cleaning and repair -
Some of the concrete on the piers has deteriorated;
these areas will be repaired. Additional
work will be done to epair erosion on the Missouri
the components of a bridge
Clark Bridge Facts:
Current traffic volume is 3900
(average annual daily traffic)
- Project cost $5 million
Work began June 2005
Project completion Feb. 2006
New bridge paint will be gray
Rusted/deteriorated steel replaced
New deck/road surface
New navigational lights
Piers repaired, new river gauges painted
you have questions about this project,
you may call our toll-free customer
service number during normal business