MoDOT “FARM” Bridge Replacements Begin Soon

The Missouri Department of Transportation will replace a bridge on Route B over Smokey Branch in Linn County as part of the FARM Bridge Program.  FARM stands for Fixing Access to Rural Missouri.  The bridge, north of Meadville, will close on October 25th for construction and will remain closed until the end of February 2022.

MoDOT has 31 weight-restricted, poor condition bridges in northern Missouri to replace under this federally-funded program.  Their plan is to have all 31 bridges will be replaced by October 2023.

There is no posted detour on most of these projects.  MoDOT says on this bridge, average annual traffic volume is 190, and the bridge was built in 1954.

The full list of the bridges to be replaced includes:

  • Route T, Adair County, North Fork Salt River
  • Missouri Route 11, Adair County, Floyd Creek
  • Missouri Route 11, Adair County, South Fork South Fabius River
  • Route D, Chariton County, Clark Branch
  • Route D, Chariton County, East Fork Bee Branch
  • Route T, Gentry County, Brushy Creek
  • Route T, Gentry County, Fitzgerald Branch
  • Route W, Grundy County, Gees Branch
  • Route N, Grundy County, No Creek
  • Route D, Harrison County, Ames Creek
  • Route E, Lewis County, Sugar Creek
  • Route E, Lewis County, Derrahs Branch
  • Route J, Lewis County, Big Grassy Creek
  • Route B, Linn County, Smokey Branch
  • Route C, Linn County, West Yellow Creek
  • Missouri Route 139, Linn County, Lewis Creek
  • Route WW, Linn County, Van Dorsen Creek
  • Route C, Livingston County, Shoal Creek
  • Route Y, Macon County, Hoover Creek
  • Route C, Schuyler County, North Fork Middle Fabius River
  • Route M, Schuyler County, South Fork North Fabius River
  • Route A, Schuyler County, Brushy Creek
  • Route A, Schuyler County, North Fork Middle Fabius River
  • Route E, Schuyler County, North Fork South Fabius River
  • Route W, Scotland County, Tobin Creek
  • Route H, Scotland County, North Fork North Wyaconda River
  • Route M, Shelby County, Black Creek
  • Route C, Sullivan County, Yellow Creek
  • Route E, Sullivan County, West Locust Creek
  • Missouri Route 94, Warren County, Treloar Creek
  • Route A, Worth County, Branch

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