Thursday, February 14, 2013
In his State of the Union Address Tuesday, President Barack Obama touched on immigration policy, gun control and the economy, among other national issues. In terms of infrastructure, he proposed a "Fix it First" plan that may affect Eureka and Wildwood.
President Barack Obama proposed Tuesday night what he called a "Fix It First" program to address the nation's crumbling infrastructure—like roads and bridges—in an effort to improve citizens' quality of life and bring jobs to the United States. "I propose a 'Fix-It-First' program to put people to work as soon as possible on our most urgent repairs, like the nearly 70,000 structurally deficient bridges across the country," he said during the State of the Union Address. "And to make sure taxpayers don’t shoulder the whole burden, I’m also proposing a Partnership to Rebuild America that attracts private capital to upgrade what our businesses need most—modern ports to move goods; modern pipelines to withstand a storm; modern schools worthy of …
Friday, February 17, 2012
One of Wildwood's most traveled bridges is down to one lane for repair work.
Repair work on Fox Creek Bridge in Wildwood started Thursday. It is one of the city's bridges that bears the most traffic, especially as motorists pass from Missouri Route 100 to Interstate 44. See previous article about why the bridge needs repair: Wildwood Bridge Down to One Lane for Safety
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Fox Creek Road Bridge in the southern portion of Wildwood presents a safety hazard on one side until it's repaired.
Motorists traveling one of Wildwood's busiest roads now will discover Fox Creek Road Bridge must truly operate as a one-lane bridge. Safety cones were placed on the west side of the bridge Wednesday afternoon after Missouri Department of Transportation inspectors found corrosion problems during a routine inspection. Ryan Thomas, Wildwood's city engineer and director of public works, said the bridge repair work will be bid out, perhaps to existing maintenance contractors to hasten the ability to get the work done. He said he is working with structural engineers to determine the appropriate measures needed to restore the bridge's full soundness. Thomas said the problem is associated with the bridge's girders. The bridge will be down to one …
Sunday, November 20, 2011
The Transportation for America report calling Missouri bridges the seventh worst in nation is much ado about nothing, according to MoDOT engineers. One bridge highlighted is in Wildwood.
- Joe Scott
Sunday, November 20, 2011
A recent study ranked Missouri seventh worst in the United States for the overall condition of its bridges. But there’s no need to hold your breath while crossing bridges in the St. Louis region or throughout the state, said Mark Croarkin, a bridge maintenance engineer for the Missouri Department of Transportation. “They included two categories in that list, bridges that are structurally deficient and bridges that are functionally obsolete,” Croarkin said. “There’s not necessarily any problems with bridges that are functionally obsolete.” Bridges by the numbers In the St. Louis region, 121 of the 180 bridges (see list in photo section) on the Transportation for America list were functionally obsolete, not structurally deficient. A list of …