Right of Way acquisition, Design phase and Comment period
Built in 1929
24 feet wide
Same alignment as the old bridge
28 feet wide
The project was part of the October 2017 letting.
The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission reviewed bids and awarded the bid at their November meeting to Chester Bross Construction Company for $547,631.
The contractor may begin work as early as Dec. 4, 2017.
By contract, all work must be complete by Nov. 1, 2018 without incurring liquidated damages.
Closing the bridge saves taxpayer money by allowing the contractor to work more efficiently and will result in a shorter overall construction period.
Up to two months is allowed by contract.
Based on the cost/benefit ration, building a bypass would not be a good use of taxpayer funds.