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Warning Issued About Charlie Dye Bridge

R-T Photo/Ronda Lickteig The Charlie Dye Bridge has been closed since April 2012, but apparently it is still a draw for area residents. Grundy County Presiding Commissioner Rick Hull has reported that rebar, barriers and “no trespassing” signs continue to be removed from the bridge, which was closed after a Missouri Department of Transportation inspection found “critical” issues due to deterioration, rust and corrosion. Hull said the bridge is unsafe for anyone and is asking residents to stay off it and to refrain from removing warning signs and barriers designed to keep the public safe. In addition, one of original construction plates  showing the bridge was constructed in 1921, has been stolen from the east end of the bridge and someone attempted to remove the one from the west end, resulting in it being broken. Bids for a new bridge, estimated to cost about $1.2 million, are due by Oct. 20.

R-T Photo/Ronda Lickteig
The Charlie Dye Bridge has been closed since April 2012, but apparently it is still a draw for area residents. Grundy County Presiding Commissioner Rick Hull has reported that rebar, barriers and “no trespassing” signs continue to be removed from the bridge, which was closed after a Missouri Department of Transportation inspection found “critical” issues due to deterioration, rust and corrosion. Hull said the bridge is unsafe

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