Shut Eye Creek

Missouri Route 149 at Shuteye Creek-Adair County, Missouri

Bacon Farmer Workman Engineering & Testing, Inc. provided design engineering for the replacement of the existing bridge carrying Missouri 149 over Shuteye Creek in Connelsville, Missouri.  Design services included preparation of preliminary and final roadway and bridge plans and geotechnical investigation and report writing.  This project is located in the floodplain of the Chariton River, a large water course in northeast Missouri.  The project site is subject to significant backwater events from the Chariton River leading to an extensive hydraulic analysis.  Further complicating stormwater runoff is a series of property owner erected levees just upstream of the project site which affected design high water elevations at the new bridge location and requiring detailed hydraulic modeling.  Using innovative superstructure design, the new bridge was built in a manner requiring minimal new roadway construction resulting in project savings.

Project Specifics Included:

  • Horizontal and vertical roadway geometric design
  • Structural design
  • HEC-RAS hydraulic modeling
  • Maintenance of traffic
  • Erosion control plans
  • Final roadway plans and contract documents
  • Floodplain development permit acquisition
  • Geotechnical investigation and report writing