Ozark, Mo. -- Contractor crews are currently working on the excavation of McCracken Road for the construction of a trail and asphalt road, as well as a concrete deck pour.
In the upcoming phase of the project, contractors plan to remove the blankets from the bridge deck, add more rebar for the curbs on the bridge, and set forms for the trail.
Several tasks have already been completed, including the painting and sealing of the end bents, painting of both spans of the bridge, completion of intermediate bent repair along with painting, installation of deck pans, installation of lights, and resetting of bridge sections on their foundation. Additionally, expansion joints have been put in place, and rebar has been tied and is ready for the bridge deck pour. The handrail has also been installed on top of the wall at 3rd and Jackson.
This rehabilitation project is a result of a public-private partnership that aims to protect and restore the Millpond Bridge, an iconic symbol of the City of Ozark and Christian County. It is important to note that the Millpond Bridge will remain publicly owned and accessible under this partnership.
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