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I have seen that starting late in 2021, the 60 year old crossing between Boone and Cooper Counties will undergo a lengthy replacement project.

The Ghostbuster:
Will this new bridge have additional traffic lanes added to it? Given how narrow the existing bridge is (,-92.5458115,3a,75y,57.75h,77.2t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s-iWSVkTVDBI8qd13sV9fqQ!2e0!!7i16384!8i8192), I think the new bridge should have full 10 ft. shoulders on both sides of the traffic lanes in both directions.

What are the current requirements for new-construction bridges?  Are they still allowed to have inadequate shoulders?  I can't remember.

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Ned Weasel:
Kind of bittersweet because, in my opinion, that bridge is the highlight of driving I-70 across Missouri.


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