(Missourinet) Over the next couple years, 31 weight-restricted and poor condition Missouri bridges will be replaced. A federal grant totaling nearly 21-million-dollars is making the effort possible. Missouri Department of Transportation Engineer Kevin James says the bridges will be replaced through the FARM program – Fixing Access to Rural Missouri.
The average age of these bridges is 80 years old. The oldest bridge to be replaced is in northwest Missouri’s Worth County and was built in 1930.