State Transportation Officials Hold Meeting For First Responders, City Leaders About Construction Of Waldron Bridge

(KCCR) — State transportation officials met with local city officials, first responder representatives and media members to help layout construction of a new Missouri River crossing between Pierre and Fort Pierre. Denae Johnson with Project Solutions is Project Coordinator for the Waldron Memorial Bridge replacement. She says there could be some temporary lane closures on the current bridge during construction…

Johnson says the Missouri River will be open for recreation and fishing while the bridge is built…

On-Site Supervisor for prime contractor Jensen Construction Tristan Weaver says they try to keep work zones compressed…

He says barges will stay in the same positions overnight and asks that boaters stay at least 500 feet away from construction barges in the river. The new bridge will contain over two million pounds of steel and will contain enough concrete for 916 average driveways. The deepest support shaft on the 49-point-nine million dollar bridge is 135 feet or the height of a 13-story building.