Five Northwest Missouri Bridges now open after replacement project

Bridges replaced through FARM Bridge Program

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – Five Northwest Missouri bridges are now open following replacement through the Fixing Access to Rural Missouri (FARM) Bridge program. Contractors from Lehman-Wilson, working with the Missouri Department of Transporation through a design-build contract, were able to reopen the below bridges:

  • Chariton County Route D over Clark Branch.
  • Gentry County Route T over Brushy Creek.
  • Harrison County Route D over Ames Creek.
  • Sullivan County Route C over Yellow Creek.
  • Worth County Route A over Branch.

The contractor is currently working to complete the last Northwest Missouri bridge included in the project on Gentry County Route T over Fitzgerald Branch. This bridge is expected to be reopened in mid-October 2023.

The FARM Bridge Program has replaced deficient bridges on low-volume routes that are:  

  • Weight-restricted
  • In poor condition
  • On timber pile
  • One-lane but carry two-way traffic

The full list of bridges to be replaced can be found on the FARM Bridge program web page.

Design-build is a project delivery method in which one contracting team is selected to design and build the highway improvement under one contract. MoDOT provides the project goals, budget and schedule and the contractor team completes the work. This technique has been known to significantly save time and provide cost savings.

MoDOT asks drivers to work with us by always buckling up, keeping your phone down, slowing down and moving over in work zones. Know before you go and check what work zones you might encounter at

While at, sign up online for work zone updates. Information is also available 24/7 at 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636) or via social media.

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