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May 17, 2012ATCHISON COUNTY, MO |  By: BRYCE J

Bridge on 136 Closed

A bridge on highway 136 in Atchison County will be closed starting Monday.

The Cow Creek bridge located about one mile east of Route J will be closed for replacement for about six to eight weeks. During this closure, motorists will be directed to use a detour over Route J and U.S. 59. Senior Right of Way specialist for MoDot, Holly Hailey, says this bridge is a part of the Safe and Sound Bridge Improvement Program, which has reconstructed numerous bridges in Missouri.

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The Cow Creek bridge, which was built in 1946, is the final bridge in Atchison County to be replaced under the Safe and Sound Program, and the 14th overall.