Hurricane Deck Bridge Demolition Complete

CAMDEN COUNTY - An award winning piece of Camden County history was blown away Thursday.

The old hurricane deck bridge over Highway 5, named most beautiful bridge in 1936, was demolished. The American Bridge Company and MoDOT teamed up for the construction of a new bridge and subsequent demolition of the old hurricane deck bridge.

A contractor came up with a cheaper, $32.3 million alternative bridge design, which replaced former plans. The construction of the new bridge was finished and opened for travel in September 2013.

Thursday marked the third and final phase of demolition of the old bridge.