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1-22-09

 

 

 

 

 

 

DETOURS ESTABLISHED
Camden Point bridge closed by MoDOT

by Alan McArthur
Landmark reporter

The E Highway bridge at Camden Point has been closed to all traffic with no timeframe set for repairs or reopening.

The bridge was shut down last Wednesday, Jan. 14 to all traffic after an inspection by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT).

The bridge within the city limits of Camden Point was closed after a routine inspection by MoDOT found deterioration on the under side of the bridge. The highway bridge traverses Jowler Creek just to the west of Interurban Road and the Camden Point city park.

The bridge was built in 1933 and carries nearly 2,000 vehicles per day. The bridge was reduced to one lane after minor deterioration was discovered.

On Tuesday, the bridge was blocked with concrete barriers to keep vehicles from crossing the structure.

The designated detour from MoDOT directs traffic going east to the Dearborn exit of I-29 Highway and along Z Highway to south on Route EE to reach E Highway. Traffic going west is directed to take Route EE north to Z Highway west to reach I-29 Highway.

The bridge was already scheduled to be included in the MoDOT Safe and Sound Bridge Improvement Program. The program will replace Missouri's 802 worst bridges by Oct. 31, 2014.

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