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roadman65:
I have seen that starting late in 2021, the 60 year old crossing between Boone and Cooper Counties will undergo a lengthy replacement project.
https://abc17news.com/news/boone/2020/11/09/modot-provides-update-on-i-70-rocheport-bridge-replacement-schedule-and-goals/

https://www.constructionequipmentguide.com/missouri-announces-prelim-plan-for-i-70-rocheport-bridge-job/50512

The Ghostbuster:
Will this new bridge have additional traffic lanes added to it? Given how narrow the existing bridge is (https://www.google.com/maps/@38.959185,-92.5458115,3a,75y,57.75h,77.2t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s-iWSVkTVDBI8qd13sV9fqQ!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo3.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3D-iWSVkTVDBI8qd13sV9fqQ%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D122.17828%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i16384!8i8192), I think the new bridge should have full 10 ft. shoulders on both sides of the traffic lanes in both directions.

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

skluth:
Official MODOT page

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

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