Frequently Asked Questions

Closing the bridge saves taxpayer money by allowing the contractor to work more efficiently. This will result in a shorter construction period.

Up to four months (130 calendar days) is allowed by contract.

A signed detour is not planned at this time.

The only anticipated right of way purchases right now are easements.

Questions about the project may be directed to Project Manager Rick Orr using the button below.

Sign up for project-specific updates at this LINK.

Current Proposed Timeline

Below is the current proposed timeline for the project. This is subject to change.

Design Phase and Right of Way Acquisition


Contractors bid on the project.

The project will be let in June 2018 allowing contractors to submit competitive bids for the project.

Contract Awarded

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission will review the bids and award or deny the bid at their July 2018 meeting.

Contractor has authority to begin work

The contractor is allowed to begin work in August 2018, but may ask the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission for permission to begin work earlier.

Completion Date

The contract completion date is currently November 1, 2019, though the contractor may finish the job before that date, if other factors allow.


Old Bridge

- Built in 1961
- Bridge rail does not meet current standards
- Weight-limited bridge
- 22 feet wide (two 11-foot lanes)
- no shoulders


New Bridge

- Bridge and bridge rail meet current standards
- Weight restrictions removed
- 26 feet wide (two 11-foot lanes with two-foot shoulders)

Project Manager Rick Orr