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November 16, 2017 12:27 PM
East Fork Little Tarkio Creek Bridge Now Open

TARKIO, Mo. – The East Fork Little Tarkio Creek Bridge on U.S. Route 136 near the Atchison and Nodaway County border opened today. Boone Construction Company of Columbia, working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, closed the bridge to all traffic in August of this year for a bridge replacement project.

The new bridge is 12 feet wider than the old bridge at 32 feet wide with four-foot shoulders. The new bridge also has fewer support structures to minimize the drift and debris that caught on the old bridge’s central support piers during flooding events.

While the bridge is now open there may be other work both on and off the roadway around the bridge as the contractor completes the project. MoDOT encourages all motorists to slow down, buckle up, eliminate distractions and drive safely to ensure motorists and workers alike are able to Arrive Alive.

For more information about this and other MoDOT projects, call 1-888-ASK-MODOT (888-275-6636) or visit www.modot.org/northwest and view the online Traveler Information Map. In addition, MoDOT provides updated information on Twitter @MoDOTNorthwest and Facebook at www.facebook.com/MoDOTNWDistrict.

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