Vehicle collisions with bridge supports or girders are the second leading cause of bridge collapse in the United States, with an average of three such collisions per day, according to researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology who are studying ways to improve bridge repair and cut costs for cities and states.
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The community is invited to celebrate Black History Month this February with Missouri S&T. Campus events will take place throughout the month, focusing on the theme of “The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity.” The following events will be a part of the celebration:
The expansion of Highways 63 and 50 to four-lane corridors remain the number one and two regional transportation priorities, respectively, the Meramec Region’s Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) confirmed at its December meeting. The proposed projects on Highway 63 and Highway 50 have topped the regional priority list for several years. The group met virtually on Dec. 12.
The Phelps-Maries County Health Department reported active COVID-19 cases have continued to decline slightly just as Missouri rolls out its COVID-19 vaccination plan. The health department did not report as normal on Monday due to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, but did report as normal last Thursday. The county has seen numbers gradually decline since cases spiked to their peak in December.
Area health agencies have begun vaccinations of area frontline workers for COVID-19 and additional vaccinations are also soon to begin as the state has announced activation of Phase 1B of Missouri’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan. Local pharmacies have also requested vaccinations and are taking online applications from people who would like to be vaccinated.