The time of the scheduled demolition of the Fairfax bridge has changed Thursday.
The blast will be at 11 a.m. instead of 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, according to the Kansas Department of Transportation.
Crews are scheduled to detonate the northern portion of the truss from the north bank to the Missouri levee on Thursday. Unlike the two previous blasts, this one cannot be seen from public access points and no public viewing will be available, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation.
The time for closing northbound and southbound Highway 69 on Thursday also has changed. Now it will be closed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., according to MoDOT.
A new U.S. 69 bridge will be constructed over the Missouri River, and is scheduled to open in December 2016, according to highway officials.
For any further updates, visit MoDOT’s website at www.modot.mo.gov/kansascity, or visit Twitter at twitter.com/MoDOT_KC, #us69moriverbridge.