Pierre City Commissioners Get Update On Waldron Bridge Progress

Pierre City Commissioners Get Update On Waldron Bridge Progress

PIERRE — The Pierre City Commission was updated Tuesday night on construction progress with the John Waldron Memorial Bridge connecting Pierre and Fort Pierre. Denae Johnson with Project Solutions says actual construction is expected to begin this month…

Johnson says some lane closures can be expected, but traffic will continue to flow on the current bridge during construction….

When that happens, a 10 foot width restriction will go into effect over the bridge, meaning oversized loads will be directed over the Oahe Dam. The bridge will end up with a far different profile than the current Missouri River crossing…

Crews are still working to finalize pedestrian paths on the Pierre side of the bridge project and time lapse camera are being set up to document construction for historical reference.