State transportation officials say the bridge across Bagnell dam at the Lake of the Ozarks will reopen to traffic on Friday.
The bridge has been closed since September to allow for repairs to the bridge deck, expansion joints and barrier walls. The bridge was built in 1929, and the state Department of Transportation (MoDOT) says the condition of the road under the surface was worse than expected.
While the bridge will reopen, MoDOT says temporary closures will be required at a later date. The bridge will remain open on weekends, but there will be weekdays where the bridge will have to be closed for the safety of travelers and workers.