Katy Bridge comes to town


Workers from APAC Construction of Columbia work to set the Katy Trail Overpass Bridge in place late Wednesday evening. The 17.5 ton bridge arrived in Sedalia Wednesday from Alabama, where it was manufactured. Once the concrete decking is poured, the bridge will carry a 10-ton rating. The new bridge has an 18-feet, 10-inch clearance and is classified as unrestricted. The former bridge, completed in 1936, had a clearance of 13-feet, 9-inches. Hope Lecchi | Democrat


Adell Ivy standing works with Brandon Bonecutter to set the framing of the Katy Trail Overpass Bridge Wednesday night. It took workers slightly more than an hour to lift the bridge from the back of a flatbed trailer into position above Broadway Boulevard. The new bridge will replace the previous three-rail bridge. Hope Lecchi | Democrat


Brandon Bonecutter works to pull the left corner on the east side of the Katy Trail Overpass Bridge into place Wednesday night. Workers will pour the concrete decking and approaches to the bridge within the next several days. Weather permitting, work on the bridge is expected to be completed by May 31. Hope Lecchi | Democrat


Tyler Ellebracht of APAC Construction measures the distance to the opening of the concrete decking on the south side of the Katy Trail Overpass Bridge on Wednesday night. The bridge project will be the last construction project for APAC as the company was recently purchased by Capital Paving and Construction LLC of Jefferson City. Hope Lecchi | Democrat


Adell Ivy uses a circular saw to cut a piece of rebar in the concrete support columns of the Katy Trail Overpass Bridge Wednesday evening. Workers will pour a concrete deck in the pre-existing pan to complete the floor of the bridge. An upper curved safety mesh will also be added to both sides of the structure. Concrete approaches and additional safety fencing also need to be placed before the bridge is completed. Work began on the removal of the previous bridge March 14. The new bridge is expected to be completed by May 31. Hope Lecchi | Democrat


Workers from APAC Construction position the harnesses needed to lift the Katy Trail Overpass bridge into place Wednesday evening. The bridge was transported on the back of a flatbed truck and traveled from I-70 to U.S. Highway 65. It then traveled down state Route HH to state Route 135 before arriving in Sedalia on U.S. Highway 50. The clearance of the Union Pacific Overpass Bridge on east Highway 50 was a concern, but members of the Sedalia Police Department and Pettis County Sheriff’s Department closed all four lanes of the highway shortly before 9 p.m. so the semi could pass through the center of the roadway. Once the Katy Trail bridge cleared the Union Pacific overpass, it took less than 10 minutes to arrive to its final destination on Broadway Boulevard. Hope Lecchi | Democrat


Workers from APAC Construction carefully cross the new Katy Trail Overpass Bridge while a member of the construction crew walks on Broadway Boulevard near the new bridge above. Pettis County Commissioners are discussing the possibility of upgrading the lighting on and near the Katy Trail Bridge. The $335,962 project was funded through MoDOT, City of Sedalia and Pettis County funds. Work began on the project March 14 and will be completed by May 31, weather permitting. Hope Lecchi | Democrat


Workers from APAC Construction of Columbia work to set the Katy Trail Overpass Bridge in place late Wednesday evening. The 17.5 ton bridge arrived in Sedalia Wednesday from Alabama, where it was manufactured. Once the concrete decking is poured, the bridge will carry a 10-ton rating. The new bridge has an 18-feet, 10-inch clearance and is classified as unrestricted. The former bridge, completed in 1936, had a clearance of 13-feet, 9-inches. Hope Lecchi | Democrat
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_tsd051316katy1-1.jpgWorkers from APAC Construction of Columbia work to set the Katy Trail Overpass Bridge in place late Wednesday evening. The 17.5 ton bridge arrived in Sedalia Wednesday from Alabama, where it was manufactured. Once the concrete decking is poured, the bridge will carry a 10-ton rating. The new bridge has an 18-feet, 10-inch clearance and is classified as unrestricted. The former bridge, completed in 1936, had a clearance of 13-feet, 9-inches. Hope Lecchi | Democrat

Adell Ivy standing works with Brandon Bonecutter to set the framing of the Katy Trail Overpass Bridge Wednesday night. It took workers slightly more than an hour to lift the bridge from the back of a flatbed trailer into position above Broadway Boulevard. The new bridge will replace the previous three-rail bridge. Hope Lecchi | Democrat
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_tsd051315katy2-1.jpgAdell Ivy standing works with Brandon Bonecutter to set the framing of the Katy Trail Overpass Bridge Wednesday night. It took workers slightly more than an hour to lift the bridge from the back of a flatbed trailer into position above Broadway Boulevard. The new bridge will replace the previous three-rail bridge. Hope Lecchi | Democrat

Brandon Bonecutter works to pull the left corner on the east side of the Katy Trail Overpass Bridge into place Wednesday night. Workers will pour the concrete decking and approaches to the bridge within the next several days. Weather permitting, work on the bridge is expected to be completed by May 31. Hope Lecchi | Democrat
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_tsd051316katy3-1.jpgBrandon Bonecutter works to pull the left corner on the east side of the Katy Trail Overpass Bridge into place Wednesday night. Workers will pour the concrete decking and approaches to the bridge within the next several days. Weather permitting, work on the bridge is expected to be completed by May 31. Hope Lecchi | Democrat

Tyler Ellebracht of APAC Construction measures the distance to the opening of the concrete decking on the south side of the Katy Trail Overpass Bridge on Wednesday night. The bridge project will be the last construction project for APAC as the company was recently purchased by Capital Paving and Construction LLC of Jefferson City. Hope Lecchi | Democrat
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_tsd051316katy4-1.jpgTyler Ellebracht of APAC Construction measures the distance to the opening of the concrete decking on the south side of the Katy Trail Overpass Bridge on Wednesday night. The bridge project will be the last construction project for APAC as the company was recently purchased by Capital Paving and Construction LLC of Jefferson City. Hope Lecchi | Democrat

Adell Ivy uses a circular saw to cut a piece of rebar in the concrete support columns of the Katy Trail Overpass Bridge Wednesday evening. Workers will pour a concrete deck in the pre-existing pan to complete the floor of the bridge. An upper curved safety mesh will also be added to both sides of the structure. Concrete approaches and additional safety fencing also need to be placed before the bridge is completed. Work began on the removal of the previous bridge March 14. The new bridge is expected to be completed by May 31. Hope Lecchi | Democrat
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_tsd051316katy5.-1.jpgAdell Ivy uses a circular saw to cut a piece of rebar in the concrete support columns of the Katy Trail Overpass Bridge Wednesday evening. Workers will pour a concrete deck in the pre-existing pan to complete the floor of the bridge. An upper curved safety mesh will also be added to both sides of the structure. Concrete approaches and additional safety fencing also need to be placed before the bridge is completed. Work began on the removal of the previous bridge March 14. The new bridge is expected to be completed by May 31. Hope Lecchi | Democrat

Workers from APAC Construction position the harnesses needed to lift the Katy Trail Overpass bridge into place Wednesday evening. The bridge was transported on the back of a flatbed truck and traveled from I-70 to U.S. Highway 65. It then traveled down state Route HH to state Route 135 before arriving in Sedalia on U.S. Highway 50. The clearance of the Union Pacific Overpass Bridge on east Highway 50 was a concern, but members of the Sedalia Police Department and Pettis County Sheriff’s Department closed all four lanes of the highway shortly before 9 p.m. so the semi could pass through the center of the roadway. Once the Katy Trail bridge cleared the Union Pacific overpass, it took less than 10 minutes to arrive to its final destination on Broadway Boulevard. Hope Lecchi | Democrat
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_tsd051316katy6-1.jpgWorkers from APAC Construction position the harnesses needed to lift the Katy Trail Overpass bridge into place Wednesday evening. The bridge was transported on the back of a flatbed truck and traveled from I-70 to U.S. Highway 65. It then traveled down state Route HH to state Route 135 before arriving in Sedalia on U.S. Highway 50. The clearance of the Union Pacific Overpass Bridge on east Highway 50 was a concern, but members of the Sedalia Police Department and Pettis County Sheriff’s Department closed all four lanes of the highway shortly before 9 p.m. so the semi could pass through the center of the roadway. Once the Katy Trail bridge cleared the Union Pacific overpass, it took less than 10 minutes to arrive to its final destination on Broadway Boulevard. Hope Lecchi | Democrat

Workers from APAC Construction carefully cross the new Katy Trail Overpass Bridge while a member of the construction crew walks on Broadway Boulevard near the new bridge above. Pettis County Commissioners are discussing the possibility of upgrading the lighting on and near the Katy Trail Bridge. The $335,962 project was funded through MoDOT, City of Sedalia and Pettis County funds. Work began on the project March 14 and will be completed by May 31, weather permitting. Hope Lecchi | Democrat
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_tsd051316katy7-1.jpgWorkers from APAC Construction carefully cross the new Katy Trail Overpass Bridge while a member of the construction crew walks on Broadway Boulevard near the new bridge above. Pettis County Commissioners are discussing the possibility of upgrading the lighting on and near the Katy Trail Bridge. The $335,962 project was funded through MoDOT, City of Sedalia and Pettis County funds. Work began on the project March 14 and will be completed by May 31, weather permitting. Hope Lecchi | Democrat

Workers from APAC Construction of Columbia work to set the Katy Trail Overpass Bridge in place late Wednesday evening. The 17.5 ton bridge arrived in Sedalia Wednesday from Alabama, where it was manufactured. Once the concrete decking is poured, the bridge will carry a 10-ton rating. The new bridge has an 18-feet, 10-inch clearance and is classified as unrestricted. The former bridge, completed in 1936, had a clearance of 13-feet, 9-inches. Hope Lecchi | Democrat

Adell Ivy standing works with Brandon Bonecutter to set the framing of the Katy Trail Overpass Bridge Wednesday night. It took workers slightly more than an hour to lift the bridge from the back of a flatbed trailer into position above Broadway Boulevard. The new bridge will replace the previous three-rail bridge. Hope Lecchi | Democrat

Brandon Bonecutter works to pull the left corner on the east side of the Katy Trail Overpass Bridge into place Wednesday night. Workers will pour the concrete decking and approaches to the bridge within the next several days. Weather permitting, work on the bridge is expected to be completed by May 31. Hope Lecchi | Democrat

Tyler Ellebracht of APAC Construction measures the distance to the opening of the concrete decking on the south side of the Katy Trail Overpass Bridge on Wednesday night. The bridge project will be the last construction project for APAC as the company was recently purchased by Capital Paving and Construction LLC of Jefferson City. Hope Lecchi | Democrat

Adell Ivy uses a circular saw to cut a piece of rebar in the concrete support columns of the Katy Trail Overpass Bridge Wednesday evening. Workers will pour a concrete deck in the pre-existing pan to complete the floor of the bridge. An upper curved safety mesh will also be added to both sides of the structure. Concrete approaches and additional safety fencing also need to be placed before the bridge is completed. Work began on the removal of the previous bridge March 14. The new bridge is expected to be completed by May 31. Hope Lecchi | Democrat

Workers from APAC Construction position the harnesses needed to lift the Katy Trail Overpass bridge into place Wednesday evening. The bridge was transported on the back of a flatbed truck and traveled from I-70 to U.S. Highway 65. It then traveled down state Route HH to state Route 135 before arriving in Sedalia on U.S. Highway 50. The clearance of the Union Pacific Overpass Bridge on east Highway 50 was a concern, but members of the Sedalia Police Department and Pettis County Sheriff’s Department closed all four lanes of the highway shortly before 9 p.m. so the semi could pass through the center of the roadway. Once the Katy Trail bridge cleared the Union Pacific overpass, it took less than 10 minutes to arrive to its final destination on Broadway Boulevard. Hope Lecchi | Democrat

Workers from APAC Construction carefully cross the new Katy Trail Overpass Bridge while a member of the construction crew walks on Broadway Boulevard near the new bridge above. Pettis County Commissioners are discussing the possibility of upgrading the lighting on and near the Katy Trail Bridge. The $335,962 project was funded through MoDOT, City of Sedalia and Pettis County funds. Work began on the project March 14 and will be completed by May 31, weather permitting. Hope Lecchi | Democrat

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