Bagnell Dam Bridge Rehabilitation

The Business 54 Bagnell Dam bridge over the Osage River, in Lake Ozark, is undergoing rehabilitation. The existing bridge was built in 1929 as part of the construction of the Bagnell Dam.  The bridge has reached a point where rehabilitation is necessary. 

Project Details

Construction began in September, 2021.

The contracted cost for this project is $1,611,862. 

Work Taking Place
The existing Bagnell Dam Bridge was built in 1929. The purpose of this project is to repair the bridge deck, expansion joints and barrier walls and to replace the bridge driving surface and repair the adjacent sidewalk.

Traffic Impact: 
During construction, Business 54 is closed at the bridge. Motorists will need to use an alternate route while work takes place.

Counties Impacted
Project Status
In Progress

Project Milestones

Public Comment Period
January 25 - February 8, 2021
Virtual Open House
February 2, 2021
Bid Awarded
June 2, 2021

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission awarded the project to Concrete Strategies, LLC., which submitted the low bid of $1,611,862. 

In Progress
Rehabilitation of Bridge Deck

Work began on September 7, 2021.

Project Completion

The project is scheduled to be completed by May 20, 2022.  

News & Updates

  • Bagnell Dam Bridge to Reopen Ahead of Upcoming Weekend


    LAKE OZARK – The bridge across Bagnell Dam at the Lake of the Ozarks will reopen to traffic this Friday following a months-long rehabilitation project.

    The bridge, which was closed in September, has received repairs to the bridge deck, expansion...

  • Rehabilitation Begins for Bagnell Dam Bridge in Lake Ozark


    LAKE OZARK - Rehabilitation of the Business Route 54 Bagnell Dam bridge, located in Lake Ozark, will begin next week.

    The existing Bagnell Dam bridge was built in 1929. Rehabilitation is necessary to extend the life and usability of the bridge...

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