Columbia, MO, March 20, 2011- From the 1820s to the turn of the century, some 30 covered bridges were scattered across the state, most in northern Missouri. Only five were left when the General Assembly passed a law in 1967 protecting the bridges as state historic sites. One of those, the Mexico Covered Bridge, was washed away by floodwaters that same year.
For the storys of the remaining four bridges, go to: http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/2011/mar/20/the-bridges-of-missouri/.
NHDOT Bridge Maintenance forces completed repair work and reopened the bridge today (March 3). The estimated cost of the repairs is $12,000.
See Bollinger Mill Bridge [WGN 25-16-01], Sandy Creek Bridge [WGN 20-50-01], Locust Creek Bridge [WGN 25-58-01], and Union Bridge [WGN 25-69-02].
[Our thanks to Tom Keating for forwarding this item - Ed.]