Work on overpass damaged in Scott Coutny train wreck could begin in July

Work on overpass damaged in Scott Coutny train wreck could begin in July

Work on overpass damaged in Scott Coutny train wreck could begin in July

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by Associated Press

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Posted on May 30, 2013 at 8:32 AM

ROCKVIEW, Mo. -- Work to replace a southeast Missouri highway overpass damaged after a train collision and derailment could begin in July.

The Southeast Missourian reports that the Missouri Department of Transportation plans to expedite the bid process to replace the Route M overpass in Scott County.

MoDOT District Engineer Mark Shelton says the goal is to let a contract around July 1 with the target of having a new overpass finished by September.

The overpass was destroyed Saturday after a Union Pacific train struck a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train, derailing several rail cars. The derailed cars knocked down one of the bridge support pillars.

The replacement cost is about $3 million. It isn’t yet known if either of the railroad company will share in the cost.

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