New “Charlie Dye” bridge gets concrete deck

After recent delays due to rain, and / or forecast of rain, concrete was being poured today for the flooring of the new Charlie Dye bridge at the west edge of Trenton. Boone Construction Company is building the bridge over the Thompson River.

Once poured, the concrete will cure several days.

Presiding Commissioner Rick Hull reports it’s one continuous pour – taking about eight hours to complete the 320-foot length.

County officials anticipate the bridge will open to traffic sometime in mid to late October subject to weather conditions allowing work to proceed.

The original two span, truss bridge was built in 1921 which was closed in 2012 after structural deficiencies were shown during inspections by the Missouri Department of Transportation.

Demolition work began last December with federal funds paying for the project.

Charley Dye Bridge Photo 2