State highway engineers have found no additional damage to the northbound Missouri 291 bridge at the Missouri River.
Missouri Department of Transportation officials ordered the span shut down last week after a scheduled inspection revealed significant corrosion in a truss. MoDOT inspectors wanted to complete a full review of the entire structure before approving a repair plan.
That review found no further issues, MoDOT announced Tuesday. Although a bridge repair plan has been prepared, state highway officials still are considering contractors for the project.
That contractor will prepare an approximate time-line for the project’s completion.
Before being shut down, the 66-year-old northbound bridge carried almost 11,000 vehicles a day between Sugar Creek and River Bend. Northbound drivers currently are being routed onto the southbound Missouri 291 bridge, limiting traffic to one lane in each direction.
Brian Burnes, email@example.com