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National Boards => Bridges => Topic started by: rickmastfan67 on May 14, 2019, 01:41:56 AM

Title: I-255 WB Jefferson Barracks bridge in trouble due to crack
Post by: rickmastfan67 on May 14, 2019, 01:41:56 AM
https://fox2now.com/2019/05/13/westbound-jefferson-barracks-bridge-closed-for-at-least-this-week/
https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/westbound-jefferson-barracks-bridge-to-stay-closed-at-least-through/article_f1ce5f73-f580-5cdb-9436-4ceccc58665a.html
https://fox2now.com/2019/05/13/local-businesses-worried-over-closure-of-westbound-span-of-jefferson-barracks-bridge/

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The cracking on the westbound Jefferson Barracks Bridge span, which carries I-255 from Monroe County to south St. Louis County, was discovered Sunday afternoon during a routine MoDOT inspection.

Tom Blair, the agency’s St. Louis area district engineer, said the main concern is a 6-foot-long crack in the weld connecting the bridge’s arch to a steel beam below the driving surface.

“That juncture is very critical from a structural stability point of view,” Blair said. He also said it is very unusual for the type of bridge involved.

He said that after the discovery, MoDOT called in a dozen or so specialized inspectors to scrutinize the entire westbound span to see whether there were any additional cracks.
Title: Re: I-255 WB Jefferson Barracks bridge in trouble due to crack
Post by: ilpt4u on May 14, 2019, 02:19:55 AM
https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=1182.200

Related post/discussion at the tail end of the existing St Lous Freeways thread on the Central States board
Title: Re: I-255 WB Jefferson Barracks bridge in trouble due to crack
Post by: ilpt4u on May 15, 2019, 04:54:57 PM
https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/modot-doesn-t-yet-know-when-or-if-westbound-jefferson/article_469b54f0-9044-5275-99d9-115415b20fcf.html#tracking-source=home-top-story

Not good news for the Westbound bridge...The tests are awaiting full results, but apparently MoDOT is already considering ultimately routing WB traffic on the EB bridge
Title: Re: I-255 WB Jefferson Barracks bridge in trouble due to crack
Post by: ilpt4u on May 16, 2019, 05:12:29 PM
https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/illinois/two-lanes-of-closed-jefferson-barracks-bridge-will-reopen-for/article_678e3dbc-c1dc-5c34-b52e-ac1623de149c.html#tracking-source=home-top-story-1

Short version: 2 Westbound lanes will be open on the WB bridge during weekday morning rush hours (5 am-10 am), and 1 Westbound lane other times. Oversize and Overweight loads will be prohibited, until repairs can be completed