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Old Bridge
- Built in 1955
- Central piers (supports) allow drift and debris accumulation during flooding
- 28 feet wide: two 12-foot lanes with two-foot shoulders

New Bridge
- Eliminating one pier/support cuts down on drift and  debris accumulation during flooding
- 32 feet wide: two 12-foot lanes with four-foot shoulders


Accordion FAQ

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

Up to 114 calendar days is allowed by contract.

The current plan is to redirect motorists via a signed detour over Routes 116, E and H. To see the current proposed detour, click HERE.

Based on the cost/benefit ratio, building a bypass would not be a good use of taxpayer funds.

The purchase of additional right of way is not anticipated at this time.


Schedules are subject to change.

Design Phase

Benesch was brought on board as design consultants for this project. This phase is wrapping up.

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 bids and award or deny the bids at their July 2018 meeting.

Contractor has authority to begin work

The contractor may begin work as early as August 2018.


The current contract completion date is November 2019.

Current Proposed Detour

Motorists will be directed around the project over Routes 116, E and H.


Project Manager Rick Orr



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