Yesterday, on March 10, the new bridge at South Pratt Parkway and Missouri opened to traffic. It's been four months, eleven days (133 days) since the previous bridge was closed. Interesting that I also captured a red truck crossing the old bridge on its last day.
|A red truck drives across|
|Open! On Saturday, March 10, 2012|
As you can see, the work is not completed: no pedestrian or bike lanes yet.
Backing up to where I last left off, here's the box culvert on February 18:
Then I was away for ten days and came back to see this, on March 3. A lot of progress!
|Looking like a real road again|
On Friday, March 9 it was announced that the road would re-open the next day. Bring on the paving crew.
|Friday evening - ready to re-open the next day|
And as you read about up front, the road did open. Even though I tested out the strength of the bridge by riding my bike over it, the City is recommending that pedestrians and cyclists continue to use the alternate route through the park.