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Southwest District Office: (417) 895-7600

July 17, 2017 01:37 PM
Route 96 Bridge Over BNSF Railroad in Carthage OPEN to Traffic

Where: Missouri Route 96 bridge over the BNSF railroad in Carthage

When: Noon, Monday, July 17

What: Missouri Route 96 bridge over the BNSF railroad is OPEN to traffic after contractor crews completed replacement of the old bridge

Project details:

  • Project included two bridges – Route 96 over BNSF and Spring River Overflow
  • Demolition of both bridges began in late February
  • Bridge over the railroad, built in 1934, was closed to traffic Sept. 1, 2016 when inspection of the bridge revealed additional deterioration
  • Bridge over the railroad was widened to include 12-foot driving lanes, six-foot shoulders and a five-foot wide protected pedestrian walkway
  • Overflow bridge was replaced with 12-foot driving lanes and 10-foot shoulders, and was reopened on June 7
  • Total cost to replace both bridges: $6.2 million
  • Prime contractor: Clarkson Construction Co., Kansas City
  • Contractor has some minor clean-up work remaining on the project that won’t impact traffic.
  • The contract completion date: October 15, 2017



(For more information, call MoDOT in Springfield at 417-895-7600 or visit www.modot.org/southwest)

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