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Linn County Bridge Project Begins Next Week

A project to replace the 88-year-old Lewis Creek Bridge on Linn County Route 139 will begin soon. The Missouri Department of Transportation says the bridge is approximately 1 mile north of Meadville.  It is the third bridge to be replaced under the Fixing Access to Rural Missouri (FARM) Bridge Program.

The bridge, carries approximately 265 vehicles per day and is scheduled to close on Monday, Jan. 24, and will remain closed through May 2022. During the closure, motorists must seek an alternate route.

Lehman-Wilson was awarded the design-build contract by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission at its meeting in May 2021 to replace the bridges. All bridges in the program are expected to be closed during construction.

The project will replace deficient bridges on low-volume routes that are:

Weight-restricted  –  In poor condition  –  On timber pile