“We are right in the finishing stages of the work on the nation’s first recovery act project.”
That first project is a bridge over the Osage River. Kristi Jamison is with MoDOT and said drivers will definitely notice a difference from the old to the new.
“As drivers pass over the new bridge, they will notice that it is wider than the old structure. We’ve added about eight feet in width to the existing structure and shoulders that will increase safety.”
Jamison also said there’s another half mile of roadway that’s going to make seeing easier on the south side of the bridge. The old bridge was built in 1932, during the Great Depression, and Jamison said while drivers have been traversing the old bridge, they’re looking forward to driving on the new bridge.