Overpass Damaged by Derailment to Reopen
ROCKVIEW (AP) - Three months after a train collision and derailment badly damaged a southeast Missouri overpass, it's about to reopen.
The Southeast Missourian reports that the new Route M overpass at Rockview, Mo., is expected to open to traffic at noon Friday.
Missouri Department of Transportation district engineer Mark Shelton says the project was expedited - normally, rebuilding a 300-foot overpass should take up to five months of planning and up to eight months for construction.
Rail lines opened about three days after the accident.