JOPLIN, Mo. — Tuesday, November 1, 2022 contractor crews began the first pour of concrete on the bridge deck/driving surface of the Rangeline Road overpass of the Kansas City Southern Railroad.
Adam Fields, MoDOT Construction Inspector, tells KOAM’s Shannon Becker, “we are pouring the bridge deck right now, half of it. The other half will be done later this week or early next week depending on when they get the steel tied in. It is going good so far.”
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The new bridge will feature sidewalks on both sides of the road that the previous bridge did not have, that will make it 15 feet wider.
Our cameras observed Joplin Concrete trucks arriving to the overpass from the north. Then a concrete pump truck placed the cement in forms of the bridge deck, looking almost like a long, skinny and scary finger.
“The contractor is working diligently to get this open as soon as possible and they are making pretty good progress on it. We just placed these girders 10-11 days ago and we are already pouring the deck on it.”
— ADAM FIELDS, MoDOT
The bridge will be two feet higher and 27 feet shorter.
The scheduled completion date according to MoDOT and the contractor is December 16, 2022. See their FACT SHEET here on dates and details.
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