Route 53 Bridge Over St. Francis River

Butler County, MO

Services Performed

Paving, Grading, Construction of 2 New Bridges, and Demolition of 3 Existing Bridges.

Project Owner

MODOT

Project Overview

The Highway 53 over the St Francis River project required construction of a new roadway alignment and river bridge, along with a second bridge reconstruction over Malarial Ditch.  Approximately, 60,000 CY+ of offsite embankment was placed to construct the new roadway alignment and facilitate the new river bridge crossing.  Once traffic was shifted to the new alignment, the 2 existing bridges could be removed.  The existing roadway fill (approximately 35,000 CY) was then removed and reused to widen and finish the slopes on the new Highway 53 roadway.