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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.

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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.
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The Alberici Boys are pouring the first concrete on the WashMo approach to the bridge.
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The fifth girder on the southern Missouri River support is set into place.
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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.
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The first set of steel girders are set in place on the southside of the Missouri
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The steel now reaches from the Warren County side of the Missouri River to the support in the middle of the river.
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Most of the rebar work has been completed on the WashMo approach to the bridge. The pour is getting closer.
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One down and four to go and the steel will officially reach half way across the river.
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Just a few more girders and the steel will be halfway across the River.
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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 from the Warren County side of the river.
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The Alberici Boys are setting more steel in place as the large I beams move from south to north.
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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 down the rebar and form up the sides so concrete can be poured.
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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.
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The first two of five precast concrete I beams have arrived. These are the first beams to be set on the WashMo side of the river for the southern approach. The beams are made by County Materials in Illinois and trucked to the construction site. Each beam weighs over 80 tons!
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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 beams will join the "T" with the beams that are heading south from the Warren County approach.
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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 Warren County approach are all precast concrete.
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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 Warren County ending and then the I beams balanced on the support on the northern bank of the Missouri.
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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 river near the bank of the Mighty Mo.
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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!
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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 railroad tracks.
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Work on the WashMo side of the river continues with retaining wall construction for the southern end of the bridge.
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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 northern river supports
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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 support are being completed.
Corrected by Perfectly Clear on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 9:03:54 AM Central Standard Time

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 temporary support in the northern part of the river.
Corrected by Perfectly Clear on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 7:19:41 PM Central Standard Time

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 concrete pours.
Corrected by Perfectly Clear on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 8:26:00 AM Central Standard Time

This is the northern support of the three bridge supports in the Missouri River. The bottom portion of the support has already been poured.
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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. The section on the right-center of the deck will be the barrier for the pedestrian lane on the west side of the bridge.
Corrected by Perfectly Clear on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 2:15:35 PM Central Standard Time

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 WashMo.
Corrected by Perfectly Clear on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 2:15:15 PM Central Standard Time

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.
Corrected by Perfectly Clear on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 2:05:16 PM Central Standard Time

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 the Warren County bridge approach to the northern support located in the river.
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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 the river. Right behind the piles you can see the rebar cages rising out of the ground near the rail road tracks.
Corrected by Perfectly Clear on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 9:25:30 AM Central Daylight Time

Work continues one of the river supports for the new bridge. This support is the one near the Warren County Bank of the River
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The shoring between the old and new bridges has been installed on the southern end of the bridge in WashMo. Piles are now being driven to bedrock for the first WashMo bridge support.
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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 down to bedrock for the southern most bridge support.
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Grading work continues on what will become the first support on the WashMo side of the New Bridge.
Corrected by Perfectly Clear on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 8:27:22 AM Central Daylight Time

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 deck.
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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 started on the south side of the Missouri in WashMo.
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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 on the bridge which was hooked up to a pipe that ran down into the work site below.
Corrected by Perfectly Clear on Friday, September 1, 2017 at 8:52:44 AM Central Daylight Time

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 were set into place.
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Another set of precast concrete I Beams arrived and are waiting to be set in place.
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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.
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Work continues on the support on the Franklin County side of the river on the southern shore of the Missouri.
Corrected by Perfectly Clear on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 12:47:53 PM Central Daylight Time

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 pour for this support.
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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 Missouri River.
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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 Alberici crews are working to pour concrete for the bridge supports that are in the river. They shut down the bridge to one lane so they could use a concrete pump truck to take the concrete from trucks lined up on the old bridge into the pump truck and then off the side of the bridge through a long hose to the…
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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 into a reflecting pool to show a mirror image of the current WashMo Bridge.
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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 bridge.
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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 County side of the river flooded forcing crews to move all of the equipment, site offices and storage buildings out of the flooded river bottom onto the new approach ramp.
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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 supports that are in the river.
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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 become a temporary support for the steel that will be placed between supports in the river.
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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 slowed down in April due to the high river levels. Since the Missouri has been above flood stage there's not much construction action. Here's the "employee parking lot" (the approach to the new…
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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 with one of the large pipes that will be used drilling the pilings of the supports in the River.
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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 supports in the Missouri River.
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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 the middle of the Missouri River.
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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 the Warren County Side of the Bridge.
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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 river. This is a view of the construction activity looking east from downtown WashMo.
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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. This view is taken from Missouri Avenue looking south toward 3rd Street.
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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 picture shows the bracing to hold up the forms and rebar and eventually the wet concrete during the pour.
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 preparation for pouring concrete.
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 River. The Riverfront Trail has been closed just to the west of the current bridge. Soon construction will begin on the supports on the Franklin County side of the river.
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 will be moved to the east so work can continue on the new approach to the bridge.
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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 the end of the ramp as you drive south on Highway 47 to eventually get onto the new WashMo Bridge.
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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 the current Highway 47 in Warren County.
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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 piles will be driven down to bed rock.
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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 is to maintain the dirt for the current bridge's first support on the Warren County end of the bridge while the new support area is being excavated.
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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 reinforce the current approach to the old WashMo Bridge as crews work to excavate dirt for another support for the new bridge.
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 shore of the Missouri.
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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 underway on the supports that will be in the river. There were lane closures today with only one direction of traffic at a time across the old WashMo Bridge.
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 the Bridge.
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 are working hard on the WashMo Bridge project. Enjoy you're day. See you Monday!
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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 and some greenish color. All we need now is some red rock (or maybe some Georgia clay?) to replace that white limestone gravel and we'll be ready for the holiday season.
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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. Two barges and a tug are now working on the northern shore of 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 River.
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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 at a time.
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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 the base of the first support.
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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 up to the level of the current Highway 47 roadway in some areas
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 highway, that is). The dirt donor site is on Highway TT across from Sydenstricker John Deere. Rumor has it that Dutzow is going to try annex the north side of the bridge into…
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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 the bridge on the Warren County side.
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 the approach to the bridge.
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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 site on Highway TT in Dutzow to build up the approach to the new bridge. A work site light has been brought in for night time work.
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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 the ramp to the new bridge.
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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 hoe works on part of the new approach to the bridge.  
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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 the Missouri River in Warren County.
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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 a house on the corner of 47 and Missouri Avenue.   Now it's the Alberici HQ in WashMo.   I wonder if they are going to put up a windmill and let the…
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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 office site.   All within 48 hours.  At this rate the new bridge will be open by Thanksgiving!
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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, this one to the north into Warren County.
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 have been shredded into mulch and used to form a soil erosion barrier.   It's a clear shot all the way to the River.  Another new view. And maybe a new lake?
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 tub grinder).   And the answer is no, you can't stop by to pick up free mulch for your landscaping.
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 WashMo.  Today it became history.   The demo boys started just after sunrise this morning.    By noon it was gone.   About two years from now you'll be driving right through the garage and…
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 6th, the first day of work on the new bridge project.  The demo crews have been at work taking out anything that can be salvaged.   The track hoe with demo claw is…
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 process of being chopped up.   As you're driving south on 47 approaching the Bridge you can see the entire north side of the bridge all the way into WashMo. A parking area for…
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 clear shot from Farmer Ley's bean field all the way to the Missouri River Bank.   Not trying to poke fun at the tree-huggers, but where were they?   You'd think there would have been…
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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.
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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 north side of the bridge.   I wonder how old those trees are?  Some of them are taller than the bridge and that has to be over 100 feet.
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 be demolished.   Sad...it was a nice house with a GREAT view!