Open house to be held April 18 in Trenton on 17th Street Bridge

17th Street Bridge

Information pertaining to the right of way acquisition will be included when the city of Trenton holds an event Wednesday, April 18 regarding eventual replacement of the 17th street bridge in Trenton.

The open house with a come and go format will be held from 4 to 6 o’clock Wednesday in the Sugg conference room of Ketcham community center in Trenton.

City Administrator Ron Urton Junior noted while the event is geared to adjacent property owners, it is open to the public. While the project was announced a few years ago, progress has been slow due to the volume of paperwork.



The new bridge project also includes specific closings to traffic and construction bids ultimately will be sought.



An engineer has estimated a 90 to 120-daytime frame for the demolition of the current bridge and construction of a new one.

Funding to replace the 17th Street Bridge comes from various sources including the transportation sales tax at Trenton to cover the local costs of the project. Other sources include Union Pacific Railroad, Missouri department of transportation, and a community development block grant from the state of Missouri.