Major flooding occurred throughout Missouri during the final weekend of April 2017, with more heavy rain the first week of May. In Ozark County, the James Bridge on Route PP and the Hammond Camp Bridge on Route CC were washed away by floodwaters, greatly affecting those living in those communities. Time was short to both deal with the immediate aftereffects of the flooding and come up with a long-term solution.
After both bridges washed away, MoDOT worked quickly and efficiently to notify customers, media, emergency management partners and local officials of the closures. Plans for a new design, including elevating both bridges, quickly came together and were just as quickly communicated to the public. Construction contracts were awarded in June and construction on both bridges (which totaled $5.86 million) completed by early October, allowing citizens to get back to their daily lives with greater safety and ease.
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