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So I guess the proposed Mill Site Park plans crapped out!
MoDOT is like a thief in the night!
On the eve of 2019 'Preservation Month' in Missouri, this venerable structure is once again scheduled for demolition.
The staff here in MoDOT's Historic Preservation Section do not yet have the particulars or schedule, but we have been alerted to prepare for that eventuality.
The bridge will be advertised for adaptive reuse - either 'in place' or removed to some alternate location. We welcome all serious proposals.
To the bridge lovers and historians out there: I'm looking for some help. I'm looking for some information on bridges built by the company Raymond and Campbell, as well as additional information on the history of the firm itself. An article has been compiled about the bridge building firm for you to read and contribute. If you have any information on both, plus photos of the bridges built by Raymond and Campbell as well as their agent George C. Wise, please send me a PM or e-mail and I'll be happy to add whatever you have to what I have compiled so far. Thanks for your help. :-) https://bridgehunterschronicles.wordpress.com/2017/06/16/ray...
At this point they are planning on putting a new wooden deck on the bridge. I doubt they will paint it. The park has been in the news for the last couple weeks so hopefully they will get this project off the ground soon.
Great news to hear that the town is planning on rehabbing this span for reuse as part of a park!
I used to hang out on this bridge when I was a kid! lol.
It was the place to be then. I know the names that are written in spray paint. I love this old bridge!!! We used to climb to the top and jump off when the river was high. I would never do that again because it's very dangerous but back then it was amazing and such fun.