MoDOT has announced they anticipate the bridge over Beaver Creek near Kissee Mills, which underwent an emergency closure Friday, will not reopen until mid-December.
A routine safety inspection of the bridge found major deterioration to the support structure on the bridge. Two of the four girders on the bridge showed severe weakening on their concrete bridge columns.
The work on the bridge, built in 1953, will begin on Tuesday.
MoDOT is asking drivers to take Missouri Routes 125 and 76 to avoid the bridge.