Bridge Gets Federal Repair Bucks

1 decade 3 years 8 months ago Thursday, October 12 2006 Oct 12, 2006 Thursday, October 12, 2006 8:03:15 PM CDT October 12, 2006 in News
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WARSAW - An aging suspension bridge in mid-Missouri is scheduled for renovations and could reopen as early as next year. The 102-year-old Joe Dice Suspension Bridge will have its deck and steel supports replaced, along with a new entrance, lighting and paint through $200,000 in federal money secured by Sen. Kit Bond. The city of Warsaw is chipping in 20% of the $741,000 renovation cost. A federal enhancement grant through the Missouri Department of Transportation will pay for the rest. The 600-foot long bridge was built in 1904, but has been closed to vehicles since 1979 and to pedestrians since 1999, when it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

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