Bridge Blocks Trucks

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TUSCUMBIA (AP) - State highway officials have barred large trucks from a mid-Missouri bridge over the Osage River after an inspection prompted by the fatal Minnesota bridge collapse revealed a badly deteriorating steel beam. The Missouri 17 bridge near Tuscumbia originally was built in 1932. It's part of the route for the Tour of Missouri bicycle race, which is to start Sept. 11 in Kansas City and is scheduled to pass over the bridge Sept. 14. The Missouri Department of Transportation has restricted traffic on the bridge to vehicles of less than 24,000 pounds. Repairs are to start Monday. The entire 1,000-foot bridge is scheduled to be replaced in 2010 at a cost of $9.4 million.

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