I-55 Closure
1:18 pm
Fri March 18, 2011

Section of I-55 in St. Louis closed this weekend to remove Delor Bridge

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A view of the Delor Bridge from I-55.

Interstate 55 from Carondelet to Broadway will be closed this weekend as the Missouri Department of Transportation removes the Delor Bridge.

The project is part of the Interstate 55 Bridge Replacement Project, which also includes the Holly Hills Bridge, scheduled to be removed in May or June. The total cost of replacing both bridges is $3 million.

Kara Price with MoDOT says both bridges were built in the early 1960's and have deteriorated beyond repair.

"Kind of to the point where they are very worn down," Price said. "And to ensure safety for the motorists traveling over them, and for the motorists on 55, this project needs to be done because it will just continue to deteriorate."

Price says the Delor Bridge is expected to be open in October. I-55 will reopen on Monday at 5 a.m.