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Bridge reconstruction on Highway 8 south of Kiowa

• Vehicles can drive through construction; no wide loads


Yvonne Miller

The bridge across the Driftwood Creek on Highway 8 south of Kiowa, Kansas, is being reconstructed one half at a time. This is a view while driving across the bridge in the single lane.

If you've traveled on Highway 8 nearly eight miles south of Kiowa, Kansas, and approximately three miles west and one half north of Burlington, you've felt "the dip" as you cross the bridge. The structure in need of repair goes across the Driftwood Creek.

Wayne Roesner, bridge manager for District 6, said this bridge reconstruction project is a special circumstance regarding how motorists get through the construction area.

"We would have liked to build a shoefly off side alignment for the creek road," Roesner said, "but Driftwood Creek doesn't allow that." Explaining, he spoke of the floo...

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