Columbia
46° F
Clear
Clear

New Lake of the Ozarks bridge to open Sept. 10

Published On: Dec 24 2013 03:36:00 AM CST
Updated On: Sep 07 2013 09:02:47 PM CDT
Hurricane Deck bridge

MoDOT

SUNRISE BEACH, Mo. -

A new bridge at the Lake of the Ozarks was dedicated Saturday morning.

The Missouri Department of Transportation says construction of the new Hurricane Deck Bridge is ahead of schedule and officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the bridge Saturday at 10 a.m.

The $32.3 million span, which carries Route 5 over the lake, will open to traffic on Tues., Sept. 10. Pedestrians can use the bridge starting at 9 a.m. Saturday.

MoDOT says the new bridge is wider than the old Hurricane Deck Bridge, which was built in 1936. The new span has two 12-foot driving lanes and seven-foot shoulders on each side.

Construction crews will close the old span on Sept. 10 and prepare the bridge for demolition. MoDOT expects to demolish it next spring.

Comments

The views expressed are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms Of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. 
blog comments powered by Disqus