The Martin Luther King Bridge as well as all ramps leading to and from the bridge reopened today, Wednesday, August 19.
The project included the removal and replacement of a bridge carrying traffic over I-55/64 westbound, Missouri Avenue, three railroad tracks and the Illinois Route 3 Spur. In addition to the new bridge the project also included extensive repairs to the ramps and several other bridges.
The contractor on the project is Millstone Weber LLC., of St. Charles, Mo.
The bridge closed to all traffic in August 2018 for extensive rehabilitation, including a new deck surface and replacing the extensively deteriorated eastern approach spans,. The bridge was originally expected to reopen to traffic in January 2019, but was delayed by flooding.