|
|
|
|
Chillicothe News - Chillicothe, MO
  • Route V bridge taking shape

  • The Route V bridge replacement project at the east end of Polk Street is taking shape with beams having been put in place Tuesday and Wednesday.
    • email print
  • The Route V bridge replacement project at the east end of Polk Street is taking shape with beams having been put in place Tuesday and Wednesday.
    This bridge replacement project, with APAC-Missouri Inc., as the contractor, replaces an existing 1936 wooden bridge just south of the new bridge. The new bridge will be concrete and have more gently-sloped approaches which are easier to drive in large trucks or during inclement weather.
    Crews will be forming for the deck during the rest of this week and, by the end of next week, hopefully, pouring concrete, according to Michael Marriott, construction inspector with the Missouri Department of Transportation.
    “The project is running on schedule now,” Marriott said on Wednesday. “The bridge and roadway should be open just before Thanksgiving with a little bit of minor work a couple of days after, with everything out of here just before December.”
    The biggest challenge now, however, will be the temperature.
    “It has to be 45 degrees during the placement of the concrete for the deck. If temperatures drop below 40 degrees in the next seven days it takes to gain its strength, we’ll have to take some measures to heat it while it gains strength.”
    The new bridge will be a concrete I-girder structure with a concrete deck. It will have a 26-foot roadway surface. In addition, there will be a five-foot wide sidewalk with a barrier.
    Bridge construction project began in March.
      • calendar