ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – It’s only been open to traffic a month, but already the new Stan the Man Bridge appears to have developed a pothole.
A 2-inch deep, 2-feet wide hole on the westbound lanes of the bridge appeared last week on the Missouri side.
But MoDOT claims that the recent pavement failure on the new bridge was something else.
“It could have been that some water got in there and cracked it, but it’s really not what you would consider a pothole,” says MoDOT District Engineer Greg Horn. “Potholes are usually from age, and this is definitely not that.”
Horn says work crews patched up the hole over the weekened with asphalt, and they’ll fix it with concrete when the weather gets above freezing on a regular basis.
Horn was asked if we could see other pot holes popping up on the Stan span soon.
“Definitely not,” he says. “That’s why I had the engineers go out there and test all around it, and they just found the one isolated area. So, something happened right when they were pouring that one piece. We’re not concerned that that’s going to happen on the whole bridge.”
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