Although the new Charlie Dye bridge was opened up to traffic a few days ago, a ribbon cutting was held at the site late this morning.
The ceremony attracted representatives of the Trenton Chamber of Commerce, the chamber ambassadors, the Grundy county commission, county clerk, and Missouri Department of Transporation in addition to members of the public.
Boone Construction Company of Columbia was the contractor. The new bridge cost $1,231,860 and was financed with federal funds as no Grundy County tax money was spent.
The original Charlie Dye bridge, built in 1922, stood for 90 years before MoDOT inspections identified structural deficiences and it was closed to traffic. Ultimately, the old bridge was demolished and the construction began early this year on the new bridge at the northwest edge of Trenton.
(Photo Credit: Belinda Hogan)