Delmar bridge
3:21 pm
Tue April 26, 2011

Delmar bridge over Interstate 170 closed immediately

The Delmar Blvd. bridge over Interstate 170 will be closed until it is replaced, the Missouri Department of Transportation announced today.

The department had closed the bridge yesterday to do some emergency repairs. A bridge inspection team, however, determined that the bridge would remain unsafe even with the repairs.

Millstone-Bangert, Inc. has already been awarded the contract to do the repairs, which were expected to start after Memorial Day. MoDOT says it's working with the contractor and utility companies to determine the best way to accelerate that schedule.

While the bridge is closed, drivers can use McKnight and Price roads to detour around the closure.