The Route 96 bridge over the Missouri and North Arkansas Railroad tracks in northeast Carthage is CLOSED until it can be replaced in 2017.
An inspection of the bridge revealed further deterioration. As a safety precaution, the bridge was closed Sept. 1, 2016, to ALL traffic until it can be replaced in 2017. The bridge will remain closed until the replacement project begins in late 2016/early 2017.
In 2014, MoDOT restricted the weight limit to 10 tons or 20,000 pounds, for vehicles crossing the bridge. The legal maximum weight limit for vehicles in Missouri is 80,000 pounds.
For more information on detours around the Route 96 bridge and other state bridges in poor condition, visit MoDOT's web site.