St. Charles, Missouri – Workers Monday began guiding into place the 4,200 ton arch span for the new westbound Page Avenue bridge.
Project planners hoped to have the section installed last December, but bad weather and low river levels caused delays.
"They're floating the structure on a series of falsework on a series of four
barges to actually float it where it was constructed into its permanent position over the navigational channel over the river," said Chris Sutton, spokesman for MODOT.
The bridge is part of a $325-million-project to extend Page Avenue west of Interstate 270 to Route 94 in St. Charles County.