Bike bridge picks up speed

Progress is being made on the bike/pedestrian trail on the Missouri River bridge.

Progress is being made on the bike/pedestrian trail on the Missouri River bridge. Photo by Jim Dyke.

It may not look like a bridge right now, but that soon will not be the case for the pedestrian and bike path on the Missouri River bridge.

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Charles Sullivan, resident engineer for MoDOT’s 5th District, is in charge of the project. He said there is still a lot of work that has to be done in order to hit the April 1 deadline.

Sullivan said there are four basic portions of work that are happening at this time. While some continue to work on the system of four towers on the north side of the river that will help users get from the ground to the bridge or the other way around, others will be working to extend the existing fence on the south side out to the bridge. Still others are currently working to create a system of supports underneath the existing bridge to brace the portion that is to come.

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