New Bridge Opens

April 19, 2023

The Lewis County Commission opened a new concrete 120- foot long x 24.50 feet wide, single span bridge on County Road 585, located north of Maywood, Mo.

This bridge, also known as the Bartz Bridge, replaces a closed bridge that failed due to a large flood event, resulting in heavy erosion around the abutments.

The bridge was built by Bleigh Construction Company from Hannibal, Mo. The engineer on this project was Howe Company, LLC from Macon, Mo.

Pictured are (l-r) Michael Kite from Bleigh Construction, Co., Deanne Whiston, Lewis County Northern Commissioner, Wayne (Fid) Murphy, Jr., Presiding Commissioner and Travis Fleer, Lewis County Southern Commissioner.