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News : "Charlie Dye" Bridge Eligible For Possible Relocation Or Reuse
Posted by Randy on 2014/4/4 7:50:00 (539 reads) News by the same author

The Missouri Department of Transportation website shows a link to listings and pictures of six historic bridges the public could remove.
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One of them is at Trenton – the now closed bridge on Northwest 3rd Street, commonly called the Charlie Dye bridge. It was closed some time ago after an inspection because of a critical finding with the structures' condition. An on-line source shows an inspection in 2010 determined the bridge was poor and structurally deficient.

As a truss bridge, though, it reportedly has historical significance prompting certain federal criteria to be followed before it's removed.

Built in 1921 by the St. Joseph Structural Street Company, this bridge consists of four spans totaling 300 feet in length.

The 30 foot ends are rolled steel girder spans with a concrete deck. The intermediate spans are 120 feet consisting of five panel Baltimore Truss with concrete decks. It is supported by concrete abutments and concrete piers. The bridge is 18 feet wide.

Grundy County, through an engineering company, is accepting proposals for the possible relocation and reuse of the bridge or its components until May 31st. Interested persons are to contact the engineering firm of Benton and Associates prior to preparing anyproposals. The notice adds historic preservation covenants may accompany the bridge.

The address for the engineering firm is 24-14 South Franklin in Kirksville. Civil engineer Shannon Howe is a contact for a proposal. The Phone number is 660 665-3575. The web address to view pictures and details on the six bridges available for dismantling and removal, for free is http://www.modot.org/freebridges/.

When projects require the removal of historic bridges, the Missouri Department of Transportation must make them available for use by others. Federal law requires any proposed demolition of a historic bridge involved in a future bridge replacement project that would use federal funds, to “first make the historic bridge available for donation to a state, a local group, or a responsible private entity.”

Several bridges are described as eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places and are available for relocation.

The Missouri Department of Transportation is seeking proposals for their reuse. Because they are historic, covenants to help preserve them and the features which make them historic, may apply.

Up to 80% of the demolition costs is potentially available to reimburse recipients for reusing them. Bridge ownership will be transferred to the recipient and the new owner must assume all legal and financial responsibility for the structure.

Besides the one we mentioned in Grundy county, other structures available for free include the Mussel Fork Drainage Ditch Bridge on Highway 11 in Adair County. It was built in 1933.

There are two available bridges on Highway 69 in Platte County in northwest Missouri. Two others are in southeast Missouri, Bollinger and Cape Girardeau counties.

MODOT encourages anyone to submit a proposal no later than June 2nd to the department’s Historic Preservation Section.

Anyone interested in obtaining a historic bridge must submit a detailed proposal describing the dismantling and relocation plan, cost and future use.

A proposal checklist also is available online.

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