Counties Impacted
Route Impacted
Work Type
Bridge Rehabilitation

The Nodaway River Bridge on  Route 46 in Nodaway County is scheduled to be replaced in 2022. The bridge, built in 1933, is being replaced in order to bring the bridge, a nearby culvert and the surrounding guardrail up to current standards.


This bridge is included in Gov. Mike Parson's $351 million Focus on Bridges program, which will repair or replace 250 bridges across the state.

Project Progress

Design and Right of Way Acquistion Phase

MoDOT employees  designed a project which will replace both the Nodaway River Bridge and update a culvert on Route 46 in Nodaway County, just west of Route 113.


Contract Letting, Award and Notice to Proceed

The contract for the bridge replacement project was part of the May 2022 letting when contractors submitted competitive bids on the project. The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission awarded the $2,356,814.95 contract to Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc. and gave the contractor an Aug. 1, 2022 notice to proceed date. This is the earliest date the contract can begin work.

Construction Begins and Road Closes

The contractor closed the road to all traffic on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. The road is closed at the bridge. Side streets will remain open.

A signed detour is in place to direct motorists around the closure via U.S. Route 59, U.S. Route 136 and Route 113. The contractor has 270 calendar days to complete the project.

Completion and Road Reopening

The contractor plans to reopen the bridge in early June 2023.

By contract,  all work on the Nodaway River Bridge must be complete no later July 1, 2023, or the contractor may be assessed liquidated damages.


Project News

  • Nodaway County Route 46 Nodaway River Bridge now open


    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – The rehabilitation of the Nodaway County Route 46 bridge over the Nodaway River near Quitman in now complete. Crews from Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc. working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, were able to open all lanes of...

  • Nodaway County Route 46 Nodaway River Bridge to close


    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – A project to replace the 89-year-old Nodaway River Bridge on Nodaway County Route 46 near Quitman is scheduled to begin soon. Contractors from Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc., working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, plan to...

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Why is MoDOT closing the road during construction?

A: Closure of the Nodaway River Bridge saves taxpayer money by allowing the contractor to work more efficiently and results in a shorter construction period.


Q: How long will the bridge be closed?

The contractor plans to close the bridge on Tuesday, Nov. 1. All work should be complete, and the roadway reopened, in early June 2023. Once the contractor begins construction they will have 270 working days to complete the project.


Q: What is the recommended detour?

The bridge will be closed during construction with a signed detour on U.S. Route 59, U.S. Route 136 and Route 113. 


Q: Who can I contact if I have further questions?

A: For more information about this or other MoDOT projects, please contact our 24-hour Customer Service line at 888 ASK MODOT (1-888-275-6636).


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