Sandy Creek Bridge reopens to travelers five days early
Many may have noticed the commute south of Elsberry a little smoother and a lot less dusty. Well that is because construction on Sandy Creek Bridge, just north of Foley has been completed in remarkable time.
The bridge, which was supposed to be closed for approximately 45 days, was done in just 40 by Bleigh Construction of Hannibal. The new bridge is 32-feet wide with 12-foot lanes and four foot shoulders, making it significantly larger than the old Sandy Creek Bridge. According to MoDOT Area Engineer for Lincoln, Montgomery and Warren Counties Erik Maninga, they are extremely pleased with Bleigh’s progress in getting the work done sooner than scheduled.
In fact, MoDOT even put in the contract that they would pay an additional $15,000 per day of early completion, which entitles Bleigh to a $75,000 bonus. The cost to replace the bridge was $2,329,489.02.
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