Rocheport Bridge – “the lynchpin of America” – will be replaced.
The current 1960s era bridge is an example of critical infrastructure that connects a majority of the U.S. (Source: https://www.modot.org/RocheportBridge.) With nearly 3.6 million trucks crossing the Missouri River at Rocheport each year, the bridge is critical to the national economy and nationwide movement of goods. MoDOT expects to begin construction on a new I-70 Rocheport Bridge in late 2021. Read more about it in the Misourinet.com article “MoDOT expects influx of construction workers in central Missouri’s Rocheport, for I-70 bridge project”.