Bridge repairs begin May 14

Thursday, May 3, 2012

A project to repair damaged overhead trusses on the Shell Knob bridge on Highway 39 is scheduled to begin Monday, May 14, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT).

The bridge was damaged on Feb. 27 when a 1994 Peterbilt that was pulling a trailer started across the bridge and the load shifted. The elevated load of scrap metal struck the bridge superstructure.

When work begins, drivers can expect one-lane traffic across the bridge while crews are working. Several short-term traffic stops are possible each day.

Crews are scheduled to work Monday through Wednesday, using Thursday and Friday as make-up days if necessary.

Bridge crews will be fixing four areas on the overhead trusses at the north end of the bridge.

Repairs are expected to be completed by Thursday, May 24.

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