CAMDEN COUNTY, Mo. - Due to adverse weather conditions, the demolition of the first portion of the old Hurricane Deck Bridge has been rescheduled for noon today (Saturday).
Missouri 5 over the new Hurricane Deck Bridge near Sunrise Beach will be completely closed in both directions for approximately 15 minutes at the time of the blast, and water traffic on the Lake of the Ozarks will be prohibited in a 1,500-foot radius around the bridge for approximately one hour.
Once the area is secured, the span from the north end of the old bridge to the second pier in the water will be blasted and around one million pounds of steel from the truss will be dropped into the Lake of the Ozarks. Crews will then sweep the new Hurricane Deck Bridge to clear any debris before reopening the highway to traffic.
The Missouri Department of Transportation and the general contractor, American Bridge Company, are working with local law enforcement and the Missouri Water Patrol to make sure the area is safe and secure before, during and after the blast.
Today's blast is the first of three blasts to demolish the old Hurricane Deck Bridge. The second blast will be scheduled within two weeks after the first blast and the third blast will take place approximately two weeks after the second blast, weather permitting.