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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More precast concrete deck panels are being installed on the Warren County approach.
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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.
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The Bridge Boys are doing more prep work for the bridge deck on the Warren County side of the bridge.
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The I beams for the Warren County approach are all set in place. Now the prep work begins for the deck.
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A third I beam is set in place. This work is being done on the north side of the Missouri in Warren County.
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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.
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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…
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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.
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Concrete is being poured off of the old Washmo Bridge through a pumping truck into the new support piers in the Missouri River.
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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.
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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…
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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.
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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.
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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…
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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…
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It's a man-made peninsula jutting out into the Missouri. Yes, it's all about putting in another support for the new bridge.
Two Poured Supports

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.
Corrected by Perfectly Clear on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 2:24:33 PM Central Standard Time

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…
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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…
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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.…
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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.
Corrected by Perfectly Clear on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 8:18:32 AM Central Standard Time

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…
Corrected by Perfectly Clear on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 8:41:10 AM Central Standard Time

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…
Corrected by Perfectly Clear on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 4:24:47 PM Central Standard Time

Construction crews on barges are working on another support for the bridge.
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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…
Corrected by Perfectly Clear on Friday, December 30, 2016 at 10:21:36 AM Central Standard Time

How about the size of those steel tubes? This is on shore of the Missouri on the Warren County side.
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Rebar work continues on the Warren Cou ty side of the Missouri River. These will be the supports to the approach to the bridge.
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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
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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…
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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…
Corrected by Perfectly Clear on Friday, November 25, 2016 at 8:41:30 AM Central Standard Time

The pilings are completed for the first support. Now comes the work of building and installing the rebar cages for the concrete.
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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…
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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…
Corrected by Perfectly Clear on Friday, November 11, 2016 at 12:25:10 PM Central Standard Time

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…
Corrected by Perfectly Clear on Friday, November 11, 2016 at 12:24:46 PM Central Standard Time

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…
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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…
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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.
Corrected by Perfectly Clear on Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 1:29:37 PM Central Standard Time

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.…
Corrected by Perfectly Clear on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 12:49:24 PM Central Daylight Time

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…
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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…
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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…
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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.
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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…
Corrected by Perfectly Clear on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 8:37:08 AM Central Daylight Time

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.
Corrected by Perfectly Clear on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 8:50:25 AM Central Daylight Time

The Alberici guys work to assemble a second large crane. The first large crane continues to drive piles for one of the bridge supports.
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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…
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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…
Corrected by Perfectly Clear on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 11:09:48 AM Central Daylight Time

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.
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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?
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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…
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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 or end of house  20160917

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,…
Trees are totally Gone

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…
Treeminator 1

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…
House Demo PC

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…
House Getting Ready for Demo

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…
Trees Are Gone

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…
Most of the trees are gone 20160913

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…
Construction Trailer Delivered 20160912

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.
September 8th more approach work

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.
September 7

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…
Trees down at Corner House

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…