After many years of planning and searching for funds, the Pulaski County Commission has entered into a contract with a contracting firm to renovate this 90-year old-structure for the future use by of area residents and numerous Route 66 visitors from various foreign countries.
Participating funding agencies are Federal Highway Administration, Missouri Department of Transportation, National Park Service, Department of Housing and Urban Development, United States Department of Agriculture and Pulaski County Commission.
On Thursday, Oct. 24 at 11:30 a.m., the Pulaski County Commission will conduct an official groundbreaking ceremony to signal the start of construction activity which is expected to take about 10 months to complete.
The Public is invited to attend this historic event and meet some of the participants that have worked together to renovate the only curved bridge still in use by vehicles traveling on Historic Route 66.
Teardrop Road is scheduled to be closed at the bridge on Oct. 21.