PROJECT STATUS: Bridge is finished and open to traffic!
What are the current conditions of the bridge?
The Route 92 Bridge, commonly referred to as the Beverly Bridge, spans more than 600 feet and carries traffic over Route 45 and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF). More than 70 years old, this bridge is in poor condition and has restriction for large trucks over 20 tons.
Its deteriorating condition requires constant repair that is not very effective. The costly maintenance does not address the overall needs of the bridge or offer a long term solution.
This is a critical roadway for traffic traveling from northwestern Mo. and Leavenworth, Ks. to I-29. It carries more than 9,300 drivers each day. The replacement has continued to be an increasing priority for MoDOT, which is why the project has been accelerated and scheduled for completion this year.
Without replacement, the need for costly unplanned repairs will continue to increase until the bridge could no longer be repaired. This would likely result in a permanent closure. Replacing the bridge will solve this problem, and improve Route 92 for the motorists who use it every day.
What is the Solution?
Replacing the bridge is the safest, most efficient alternative. The new bridge will be built in the same place as the existing structure. It will include two 12-foot driving lanes and 4-foot paved shoulders.
What is the impact to drivers?
Route 92 must close to replace the bridge. Construction could begin as early as June 20, 2013. The new bridge should be finished and open to traffic by the end of 2013. A signed detour will be in place during the road closure sending traffic around the area using Route 45 Spur and Route 45 to reconnect to Route 92.
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