Livingston County Route C bridge Available For Reuse
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A local bridge nearly 90 years old could soon have a new home and purpose.
The Missouri Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that it will accept proposals to reuse the Warren Alternating Vertical Bridge Pony Truss on Livingston County Route C over Shoal Creek by the end of this year. The bridge is currently about a mile and a half northwest of Dawn.
Shoal Creek Bridge is a rigidly connected 178 foot long bridge built in 1933 with a 100 foot Warren pony truss with alternating verticals and a 38 foot wide flange beam rise span at each end.
The bridge is due to be replaced in June 2022.
The bridge is eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places under criteria A and C for local importance in transportation and engineering. Because of this authorization, federal law requires that every state that proposes the demolition of a historic bridge first make it available for donation to a state, municipality or responsible private institution.
The bridge can be obtained free of charge from government agencies, historical or civil society groups, or private individuals. The cost of upgrading the bridge or one of its parts is borne by the party acquiring the bridge. Interested parties who would like to take over the bridge in whole or in part are invited to submit a proposal for reuse.
The MoDOT Historical Preservation Department is now accepting proposals for the relocation and reuse of the bridge or its components by December 31, 2021. A checklist for suggestions is available on MoDOT’s Free Bridges website: modot.org/free-bridges.
You can find information about the Shoal Creek Bridge on Route C. Here.