major river bridges are in good shape, the state’s road agency reported
earlier this month.
Missouri Department of Transportation announced June 13 that it
had completed inspections of all state-owned bridges over the Missouri
and Mississippi rivers in the state.
major problems were found.
inspections were started earlier this year after significant damage
was found on the Blanchette Bridge in St. Louis and the Paseo Bridge
in Kansas City, both of which carry major interstates. The Paseo
Bridge, a suspension structure, was closed for days as state workers
repaired the span.
state contains 55 spans over the Mississippi and Missouri rivers,
which MoDOT says is the most major river bridges of any state in
the nation. The agency inspected 36 bridges it maintains, and worked
with neighboring states on 13 bridges they maintain. The remaining
bridges are either under construction or closed.