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Daniel Boone Bridge Construction Project Begins

ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI)– The days are numbered for drivers using the old westbound lanes of the Boone Bridge.

MoDOT broke ground to build a new westbound Daniel Boone Bridge Thursday morning.

The new bridge will replace the three narrow lanes on the original bridge built in 1935.

The $110 million bridge will be built upriver, causing little traffic impact.

The bridge will have wider lanes and a special path for pedestrians.

MoDOT expects traffic to be on the new bridge by late 2014 and then will take down the old bridge in 2015.