The Highway 47 bridge across the Missouri River at Washington, Missouri.   Did it ever have a name?  How about we just call it the WashMo Bridge.  It’s one of the oldest bridges across the Missouri River.  But it’s days are numbered.   A new bridge is being built.  WashMoBridge.com’s goal is to chronicle the day by day construction progress as a new Highway 47 bridge spans the Missouri River between southern Warren County and WashMo in FrankCoMo.

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One of the last sections of the sidewalk on the west side of 47 and the New Bridge. This is the sidewalk on 47 at Missouri.

The first section of asphalt is being put down. This will connect the New Bridge to the current lanes of 47 on the WashMo end of the bridge.

A new section of 47 between 3rd Street and the New Bridge takes shape. This is on the east side of 47 and is part of the realignment.

The Alberici Boys are getting close to having all of the supports and forms removed from the east side of the New Bridge.

Another lane of the realigned 47 between August Bottom Road and the New Bridge is poured. This will be a partial lane as the current lanes of 47 are in…

The Alberici boys are working their way across the New Bridge removing the temporary supports that were used to hold up the edges of the bridge deck and barriers as…

Prep work continues for yet another concrete pour on the Warren County side of the bridge. This next pour will be for part of the southbound lanes of 47 between…

A few from 3rd Street north to the New Bridge shows the progress on the realignment of the west side of 47.

The east side of the intersection of 1st Street and 47 is torn up. This is for the shift in the northbound lanes of 47 between 3rd Street and the…

Concrete is poured for another new lane of 47 between the New Bridge and Augusta Bottom Road in Warren County.

The Alberici Boys continue to pour the concrete barrier wall on the east side of the New Bridge.

Work on the realignment of 47 between 3rd and 1st Streets has moved to the east side of the roadway.

Concrete is being poured for the side walk along the west side of 47 between 1st and 3rd Streets in WashMo.

The Alberici Boys continue to work on forming and pouring the barrier walls on the New Bridge. This work is being done on the Warren County side of the New…

One section of the new Highway 47 between Augusta Bottom Road and the New Bridge is complete.

The first section of the new southbound lanes of 47 is poured between the New Bridge and Augusta Bottom Road.

The Alberici Boys pour another section of the realigned 47 in WashMo between the New Bridge and 3rd Street.

The Alberici Boys pour a section of the relocated Highway 47 in WashMo between 3rd Street and Missouri Avenue.

The Alberici Boys have formed up the first section of 47 leading to the New Bridge in Washmo.

Double pump action. The concrete trucks pour into a pump on the shore. That pump pours into another pump on a barge. That concrete is pumped up onto the bridge…

Another pour of the bridge deck. The Alberici Boys are working the screed.

The Alberici Boys doing more work on the concrete guard rails on the Warren County side of the New Bridge.

The storm sewers are complete on 47 between the New Bridge and East 3rd Street in WashMo. This is the path for the realigned 47.

The Alberici Boys completed another pour of the bridge deck on the WashMo side of the bridge. A few more pours and the concrete bridge deck will be complete from…

East 1st Street is now closed at 47. This is part of the 47 relocation project between the New Bridge and East Third Street.

The relocation on 47 between the New Bridge and 3rd Street continues. The storm sewer drain has now been relocated between 3rd and 1st Streets.

Another bundle of rebar is lowered into the bridge deck on the WashMo side of the New Bridge.

A surveyor marks the path for the realignment of 47 between the New Bridge and 3rd Street.

The WashMo approach to the new bridge has come along way. All the infrastructure is complete. All that’s left is to pour the concrete.

No, not 47 changes. There have been way more than 47 changes so far with the new bridge. But the alignment of 47 from the new bridge to 3rd street…

Storm drain work on 47 at 3rd Street as part of the relocation of 47 from the New Bridge three blocks south. Some of the traffic lights will also be…

The Alberici Boys start work on the relocation of 47 between the New Bridge and 3rd Street.

Franklin Avenue? How many people know that's the name of 47 in WashMo between the bridge and 100. Now you know! Work begins on the new path of 47 between…

The Alberici Boys were at it on Saturday working on WashMo end of the new bridge. More form work and rebar in preparation for the concrete pour.

Two concrete pumps are being used to pour this section of the bridge. The concrete trucks dump their load into a pump that's on the Warren County shore of the…

Another section of the bridge deck is poured. The concrete is being pumped from a barge on the river below.

A new section of storm water drain on 47 at Missouri Avenue. You can see from the slight curve in the concrete the direction of the roadway as you come…

Work continues on the realignment of Highway 47 at Missouri Avenue. 47 will be shifted slightly to the west to meet up with the new bridge approach. This work on…

The installation of temporary supports is moving across the bridge from north to south. These supports will hold concrete forms for the concrete on the sides of the bridge.

The steel plates that are put on top of the I beams are now installed all the way across the bridge. This is the southern end of the new bridge…

Missouri Avenue at Highway 47 is now closed. Work is being done on shifting the lanes of highway 47 to meet up with the new bridge.

Hard to believe but this is the last year that people headed to the WashMo Fair from north of the Missouri River will get to use the Old Bridge. Next…

The Alberici Boys are doing prep work for the forming up and pouring the concrete on the WashMo end of the bridge.

The Alberici Boys continuing working their way from Warren County south into WashMo setting the steel deck plates in place. The work is about 75% complete. Then comes the concrete.

The grading has been completed for the realignment of 47 as it approaches the new bridge. A little concrete and its ready!

The rebar is being put in place on the Warren County side of the bridge. And the bridge deck screed has been moved from the WashMo side of the river…

Remember that little patch of trees on the west side of 47 at the Dutzow Bottom levee? It’s gone!

The Alberici boys are setting more steel deck plates in place. The steel deck plates now reach more than half way across the bridge from north to south. When all…

The trees are being munched up as work continues on making way for the realignment of highway 47 as it approaches the new WashMo Bridge in Warren County.

The finishing touches are being put on the Warren County approach to the new WashMo Bridge. Check out those guard rails! Nice, huh?

Forget about all the nice offices in WashMo. This is the new prestigious office in the WashMo area: on the new bridge! This office even has it's own custom staircase…

It might not look like much, but this is how southern Warren County will get some of their juice once the old bridge is removed. This is a new electric…

The Alberici Boys clear an area on 47 just north of the WashMo Bridge in Warren County. The work is in preparation for a slight realignment of Highway 47 as…

Progress continues as the steel decking is attached to the I beams. The work is going from north to south across the Missouri.

The Alberici Boys start to put the steel decking on top of the I beams on the Warren County side of the bridge. When all of the decking is in…

The roadway leading up to the WashMo Approach has been brought up to the level of the bridge and is being made ready for the concrete.

The pilings that were put in place on the Warren County approach to the bridge are being removed.

The last I beam was set into place on June 9th. Now the work starts on the deck.

The first of the last five I beams is in place. The Alberici Boys are getting readty to lift the second one in place.

The first of the final 5 I beams is set in place. This is the first time the steel has stretched continuously across the Missouri from Warren County to WashMo.

A closer view of the steel work on the WashMo side of the river. One more section of 5 I beams to go.

The steel I beams are almost all the way across the Missouri River. Only one more set of five to go and the steel work will be complete.

The concrete pour on the first section of the WashMo approach is done. Now the concrete is being cured with water to strengthen the deck.

The concrete pour on the WashMo approach nears completion. This is the first time concrete has been poured for the bridge deck from the Franklin County side of the river.

The Alberici Boys are pouring the first concrete on the WashMo approach to the bridge.

The fifth girder on the southern Missouri River support is set into place.

The fourth of five girders is set in place on the south side of the Missouri. It takes two cranes working in tandem to set each girder in place.

The first set of steel girders are set in place on the southside of the Missouri

The steel now reaches from the Warren County side of the Missouri River to the support in the middle of the river.

Most of the rebar work has been completed on the WashMo approach to the bridge. The pour is getting closer.

One down and four to go and the steel will officially reach half way across the river.

Just a few more girders and the steel will be halfway across the River.

Another set of the 5 large steel I beams are completed with the installation of this beam. The steel I beams are now more than half way across the Missouri…

The Alberici Boys are setting more steel in place as the large I beams move from south to north.

The first phase of the deck work on the southern approach to the bridge is complete. The precast deck panels are all in place. Now the work begins to put…

As the bridge moves from north to south another temporary support has been installed in the Missouri so the I beams can be linked together from the two permanent supports.

What looks like a big T are the steel I beams balanced on the support that is close to the northern bank of the river. The next section of I…

The steel I beams moving from south the Warren County approach to the bridge. This is the first set of steel I beams. All of the I beams on the…

Two sections of steel soon to be one. The steel I beams work their way to the south from Warren County. This shot shows the steel from the approach in…

The bottom section of this support has already been poured. Now comes the forming up of the remainder of the support. This is the support on WashMo side of the…

The support in the center of the Missouri moves toward completion. Tarps are on the concrete after another recent pour. Hey, it's cold out there!

The Alberici Boys and Girls have completed another support for the new WashMo Bridge. This is the support on the southern side of the Missouri between the river and the…

Work on the WashMo side of the river continues with retaining wall construction for the southern end of the bridge.

The Alberici Boys are setting the 4th I beam in place on the Warren County side of the River. These I beams span half the distance between the two of…

The support on the WashMo side of the bridge between the river and the railroad tracks continues to take shape. Rebar work and forms for the upper part of the…

The First steel I beams were set in place this week. These span the distance between the southern most support on the Warren County side of the river to a…

The work on the foundation of the support that is in the center of the river is complete. Now the rebar is rising above water level in preparation for additional…

This is the northern support of the three bridge supports in the Missouri River. The bottom portion of the support has already been poured.

This is a view of the Warren County approach deck after the two sections of concrete have been poured. Note the three sections of rebar coming out of the deck.…

Piles and subsurface work are progressing on the southern most support for the new bridge. This work is being done between the old bridge and the temporary Alberici headquarters in…

The forms and rebar are being put in place for the support on the WashMo side of the river that is between the southern bank and the railroad tracks.

A temporary support has been placed just off of the Warren County bank of the Missouri. This will hold the steel beams in place as they span the distance from…

Work continues on two of the supports on the WashMo side of the river. Here you can see the piles for the furthest south support on the WashMo side of…

Work continues one of the river supports for the new bridge. This support is the one near the Warren County Bank of the River

A crane lifts large wooden beams into the excavation for the WashMo end of the New Bridge. These beams will help support a crane that is going to drive piles…

Grading work continues on what will become the first support on the WashMo side of the New Bridge.

All of the precast concrete I beams are in place on the Warren County approach. Now the work turns to putting in all of the rebar and eventually pouring the…

Up until today all of the WashMo Bridge work has been on the north side of the Missouri or in the river itself. That changed today when site prep work…

The Alberici crew was working the OT on Saturday as they poured concrete for one of the bridge supports in the river. The concrete trucks poured into a pump truck…

The placement of the concrete reinforcing bar progresses on the Warren County Approach to the Bridge. This shot shows the last set of precast concrete I beams just after they…

Another set of precast concrete I Beams arrived and are waiting to be set in place.

The cofferdam pump is working around the clock as the Missouri River level rises. This is the cofferdam built around the center support for the bridge.

Work continues on the support on the Franklin County side of the river on the southern shore of the Missouri.

The final Warren County support for the new bridge is close to being completed. The Alberici crew is working on the last section of the rebar before the final concrete…

More precast concrete deck panels are being installed on the Warren County approach.

Precast panels are being installed between the I beams. The concrete bridge deck will be poured over these panels and the top of the I Beams.

The Bridge Boys are doing more prep work for the bridge deck on the Warren County side of the bridge.

The I beams for the Warren County approach are all set in place. Now the prep work begins for the deck.

A third I beam is set in place. This work is being done on the north side of the Missouri in Warren County.

The first of many pre-cast concrete I-beams started arriving today. These beams will be set between the supports and will ultimately be part of the new bridge deck.

Some of the Alberici crew took advantage of the nice weather on Saturday to get some cofferdam work in. This is one of the supports in the center of the…

Concrete and rebar work continues as the supports move from north so south. This is the support on the northern bank of the Missouri River.

Concrete is being poured off of the old Washmo Bridge through a pumping truck into the new support piers in the Missouri River.

The Missouri River has expanded beyond it's banks into Warren County. The flooding has brought the new WashMo Bridge project to a stand still. This farm field has been transformed…

The April/May floods have brought the construction on the new WashMo Bridge to a standstill. All of the equipment and offices have been moved onto the approach to the new…

The constant rains in late April halted all construction of the new WashMo bridge. The Missouri went above flood stage on Saturday, April 29th. The construction site on the Warren…

Progress is proceeding from north to south across the Missouri on the new WashMo Bridge. Here's more of those large steel pipes being used to create footings for the bridge…

Construction work had been limited because the Missouri was over flood stage. The river level has dropped and the construction guys and gals are back at it. This barge will…

Since it's start in September of 2016 The WashMo Bridge project has had little down time due to a mild Fall and a very mild Winter. But the project has…

The footings have been poured for the northern most bridge support. The final concrete pour coming up will complete this support and the gateway to FrankCoMo from Warren County.

The new Warren County Peninsula into the Missouri is being used as a staging for equipment and supplies that are headed out into the river. This is a barge loaded…

You know those great big pipes you've seen in some of the pictures here on WashMoBridge.com? Here's what they are used for. They're helping build the supports in the river.

One of the many barges that are working on the supports for the new WashMo Bridge. This barge was in the center of the river today.

A very long truck delivered a very large pipe to the Warren County side of the Missouri River this morning. This pipe will be used for one of the bridge…

Two supports on the Warren County side of the new WashMo Bridge are now complete. Construction crews are working their way south and are now working on a support in…

It's a man-made peninsula jutting out into the Missouri. Yes, it's all about putting in another support for the new bridge.

The second Warren County support to the new WashMo Bridge is complete. The concrete was poured the week of February 14th. The forms were removed yesterday.

The first completed support for the new WashMo Bridge had it's coming out party this week. It's the shape of many more supports to come. This new support is on…

The work continues on land on the Warren County side of the Missouri River. And work is now moving forward on the bridge supports that will actually be in the…

A tree was cut down and the preliminary grading work has been completed for the new path that southbound Highway 47 will take once you cross over the new bridge.…

The weather was nice on this February Saturday. The Alberici boys and girls took advantage of the warm temperatures and poured concrete on one of the Warren County supports.

More rebar and forms continue to be added to one of the new bridge supports in preperation for the concrete pour on the Warren County side of the Missouri. This…

Work continues on the supports on the north side of the Missouri in Warren County. One of the supports is in the final stages of rebar and form work in…

Construction crews on barges are working on another support for the bridge.

Up until recently almost all of the work has been on the Warren County side of the Missouri. Now site prep work has started on the WashMo aide of the…

How about the size of those steel tubes? This is on shore of the Missouri on the Warren County side.

Paving crews were working on the final layer of asphalt for the new lane of Highway 47 on the Warren County end of the Bridge. The current lanes of 47…

The pile driver continues to drive the I beams to bed rock on the Warren County side of the Bridge. This will be the first support for the bridge at…

The fill dirt has been added and compacted for the new temporary lanes of Highway 47. The first layer of asphalt is now being laid on the east side of…

It looks like the start of an above ground structure, but it's actually I-beams that will be driven into the ground for northern most support for the new bridge. These…

Rebar work continues on the Warren Cou ty side of the Missouri River. These will be the supports to the approach to the bridge.

Dirt is being added to the south side of Highway 47 on the Warren County end of the bridge. This is in preparation for a future lane shift for 47

Actually, it's more shoring being driven into place. This work is in preparation for the support that is being constructed on the Warren County side of the bridge. The shoring…

No, this isn't the wall you heard about during the election. It's a wall that's being constructed on the Warren County approach to the current WashMo Bridge. The purpose? To…

The pilings are completed for the first support. Now comes the work of building and installing the rebar cages for the concrete.

Most of the pilings are in place for the first support. Rebar cages are now being built for the first support. Work continues on the second support on the north…

The nice weather continues and so does the work. Progress continues on the Warren County side of the river with more piles being driven for the supports. Preliminary work is…

It's the Sunday of a 3 day weekend. Nothing new today. Work will continue tomorrow on driving more steel I beams down to bedrock on the Warren County side of…

No work today. It's Veteran's Day! Thanks to all the veterans everywhere who have made what we have possible! And thanks to all the construction workers who are veterans who…

Well, maybe blue-green! The fill dirt project that is the new Warren County approach to the WashMo Bridge has been finished, as least for 2016. The finishing touch? Seed, straw…

Work on the new WashMo bridge has now expanded into the river. Two barges and a tug are now part of the ever-expanded list of equipment working on the project.

Work continues on driving piles for the northern-most support to the new bridge. Preparation work for the second support is moving forward with fill being pushed out into the Missouri.…

Less Missouri River and more Warren County? Well, maybe just a bit. Fill has been put into the north bank of the Missouri to extend the shoreline further into the…

Crews were working during the day on the Warren County approach to the new Bridge. For the first time there were lane closures with flaggers only letting one direction through…

More dirt from Dutzow continues to raise the new approach to the new bridge in Warren County. The pile driver continues to drive the I beams down to bedrock for…

The pile driver keeps doing what pile drivers do. Drive more piles. This shot is from the FrankCoMo side of the river looking north into Warren County.

The nightly ritual of dirt being dug up off of Highway TT in Dutzow and transported to the Warren County approach to the new bridge continues. The fill dirt is…

Friday morning and the construction dudes and dudettes are back at it working on driving piles to bedrock for the northern-most support of the new bridge.

The Alberici guys work to assemble a second large crane. The first large crane continues to drive piles for one of the bridge supports.

So where's all that fill dirt for the Warren County approach to the new WashMo Bridge coming from? From Dutzow! It's triple D (Dutzow Dirt Donor) on double T (the…

The Pile Driver! No, this ain't WWE wrestling. This is the real thing. That big crane is driving those I beams down to bed rock for the first support of…

More Dutzow Dirt and the Warren County Approach gets taller. The crane in the background is hammering in new piles for the first support on the bridge.

Work continues during the day on the first support for the bridge. And at night more fill is dumped on the Warren County side of the bridge that will be…

A second crane is in place to begin work on the first support on the Warren County Side of the Bridge. Dump trucks continue to bring fill dirt from a…

One crane is in place to start work on the first bridge support on the Warren County side of the Missouri River. There's more dirt added to what will be…

Progress on the gravel construction access road from 47 in Warren County to the north bank of the Missouri continues.  They're almost all the way to the River.   A track…

The work on the north approach to the new WashMo bridge continues.   A gravel road is being built so that equipment can move to and from the north bank of…

Alberici has double-doubled their office space in WashMo.  There are now TWO double wide construction offices at the corner of 47 and Missouri Avenue.   But where's the windmill?

Two halves make a whole.   The two sections of the office that were delivered yesterday are now the newest business address in WashMo.  Just two weeks ago there was…

The house at the corner of 47 and Missouri Avenue in WashMo is gone.   Then it was turned into a parking lot.  And now it's being turned into an…

Stonehenge in WashMo?   No, just the final remaining chunks of concrete from the foundation of that house on the corner of 47 and Missouri Avenue in WashMo.   Another new view,…

It's Sunday.   No work today.  It's too wet anyway.   The site prep work on Warren County side of the river is just about complete.   All the trees are down and…

Remember all those nice tall trees on the side of the WashMo Bridge in Warren County?  They're all down and now they're being turned into mulch by the Treeminator (AKA…

The house on the corner of Highway 47 and Missouri Avenue.   The last house you saw heading north,.   The first house you saw heading south off of the bridge into…

That cute little house on 47 at Missouri Avenue at the end of the Bridge in WashMo?   Well, it's days are numbered.   The trees were removed on September…

Remember all of those beautiful, tall trees on the north side of the Bridge in Warren County?  They be all gone!  Well, at least they're all down and in the…

All those beautiful trees are almost all gone from the Warren County side of the river!   I wonder what they did with all of that wood.   It's almost a…

A temporary construction site office is unloaded on Highway 47 in Warren County north of the bridge and right next to the Dutzow Bottom Levee.

The work continues on the Warren County Side of the Missouri River.  More trees are removed from what will become the approach to the new bridge.

Work begins on the approach to the new bridge on the Warren County side of the Missouri.   A track hoe moves in to start removing those incredibly tall trees on…

The day after Labor day, 2016.  Work officially begins as trees are removed from the house just off of the WashMo end of the old bridge.   This house will ultimately…