work scheduled this summer
Sharp's Station Bridge will be demolished and replaced.
Sooner or later.
The Platte County Commissioners opened bids on Thursday
for work on the bridge. Seven companies submitted bids,
with prices ranging from $938,395.20 to $1,646,431.05,
with an average of $1,236,729,86.
"The bids were about what we expected them to be,"
Public Works Director Dale Thomas said. "One was
a little lower and one a little higher, but they were
basically what we were expecting."
The commissioners referred the bids to the public works
department for review. Public works must then pass on
the bids to the Missouri Department of Transportation.
Thomas hopes to award the bid in two to three weeks.
The historic bridge on the Interuban Road between Camden
Point and Platte City was slated for demolition in March.
Legal issues over approach easements and designs, and
Kansas City's decision to attach a major water line to
the bridge delayed the process. Thomas now hopes to get
started in August, with project completion coming in late
Much of the cost for the bridge project will come from
federal highway grants for bridge replacement that are
administered by the state of Missouri.