Gentry County Bridge Project Delayed Once Again

The Walnut Fork Bridge on Gentry County Route E bridge replacement is postponed again due to contractor schedule changes and weather delays.

The project now has an anticipated May 8 start date.

The bridge, located one and a half miles east of U.S. Route 169, will be replaced by North Central Bridge, LLC, contracted by the Missouri Department of Transportation.

Crews plan to close a segment of Route E at the bridge on Monday, May 8, and plan to have all work completed and the bridge reopened by mid-June.

The bridge, built in 1934, and rehabbed in 1994, was classified as in poor condition during its most recent inspection.

During construction, motorists will need to use an alternate route during the closure.