Inspection will close westbound Boone Bridge on Sept. 25

Sep 12, 2011

If you need to get across the Missouri River from Chesterfield to St. Charles County on Sept. 25, plan ahead - your normal route won't be open.

The Missouri Department of Transportation is closing the westbound span of the Daniel Boone Bridge, which carries Interstate 64 over the Missouri River, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25. Workers must inspect the 1930s-era bridge, which carries more than 75,000 cars a day.

Interstate 64 will be closed at the Long Road exit. The detour is Interstate 270 to Interstate 70, or Route 364 to Route 94. The eastbound Daniel Boone span will remain open.

In July, MoDOT received funding to build a new westbound span. The current bridge is among the oldest interstate river crossings in the United States.