Bridge finally opens after a year of frustration

Bridge finally opens after a year of frustration

CAMPBELL, MO - A bridge in Campbell under construction for more than a year finally reopened Tuesday afternoon.

Last year, while inspecting the bridge, crews discovered maintenance issues and closed the bridge to through traffic.

Traffic was rerouted through the city, leaving many unhappy with the disruption.

The project affected businesses near the bridge whose customers could not get to them easily.

According to the city clerk, Randall Baker, many roads throughout the city were damaged because of the increased amount of semi-trucks re-routed through the city.

Baker said 51 extra vehicles were routed through the city each day during the construction period.

The project also affected Campbell schools, which are located near the bridge.

"Unfortunately we had to make some alternative bus routes for the school year. But, luckily our maintenance staff, our teaching staff devised a plan and the community really came out to help us," said Assistant Principal Ben Larson.

He said now that bridge is open again, buses are adjusting to their normal routes.

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