Wednesday, August 10, 2011
One year ago, we were celebrating the completion of the 200th bridge constructed under the Safe & Sound Bridge Improvement Program.
Yesterday, that number climbed to 500. Before the program is complete by the end of 2012, more than 800 bridges across Missouri will be rehabilitated or replaced.
We're more than halfway there! Better yet, the average closure of bridges across the state has been about 40 days -- that's half the time a typical bridge replacement takes.