The One Hundred And Two River Bridge on Route 48 near Rosendale is now open, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation. The new bridge, built alongside the old bridge, is eight feet wider and seven feet higher than the old bridge and includes two-foot shoulders. The old bridge, built in 1929, will be removed beginning next week.
Contractors have been working since April 2014 on the new bridge and only closed the roadway on Aug. 19, 2014, to tie the roadway into the new structure. The new bridge opened late in the afternoon yesterday, Oct. 1, 2014. Weather related issues caused a slight delay in reopening the bridge, which was originally scheduled to only be closed 30 days, to minimize disruptions to the traveling public. MoDOT appreciates the patience of motorists during this brief closure.