New Bridge on Missouri Route 11 in Adair County Opens

July 15, 2022

HANNIBAL, MO – The new South Fork South Fabius River on Missouri Route 11 in Adair County, approximately 12 miles east of Kirksville, is now open after closing for replacement in April. This is the seventh bridge completed as part of the Fixing Access to Rural Missouri (FARM) Bridge Program, a design-build contract that will replace 31 poor condition bridges across northern Missouri. “The contractor is making great progress with many of the bridge projects being completed ahead of schedule, like this one, almost a month earlier than originally projected,” said Missouri Department of Transportation Project Director Jeff Gander. Lehman-Wilson was named the contractor for the program.

Currently, 5 other bridges included in the FARM program are under construction for replacement. Among those is another bridge on Missouri Route 11, over Floyd Creek, located about 7 miles east of Kirksville, which is anticipated to be completed in a few weeks. Route 11 at this location will remain closed until that time.

There are 31 bridges to be replaced under the program; the full list can be found on the FARM Bridge Program web page.

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