Project MO Bridge: Bridge Construction 2: Surface Structure

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Join us on April 17 for the seventh of ten online, interactive events, presented by MOREnet, MODOT and RoundTrips.

Date:  April 17, 2009
Times: 9-9:50 a.m. and 10-10:50 a.m.
Grade Levels: 5-12

The bridge has been designed, public hearings have been held and funding has been arranged. Construction is well underway with superstructure built for the bridge’s approach ramps and additional superstructure being built over the river itself. Now it is time to begin creating the surface structure. What are the steps in creating the surface structure? What materials are used? How does installation occur? How is it connected to the bridge support structure? What are the careers involved in building a bridge? Interact with construction personnel as they answer these questions and many more on how they are bringing the design plans to life. Join us live from the construction site of the new bridge going over the Missouri River at Glasgow, Mo.

For details about the program, including program objectives, its format and agenda, pre-program activities, post-program activities, related curriculum standards, related vocabulary and much more go to

To view the live stream, test your connection or find information on joining the videoconference, go to MOREnet's Project MO Bridge blog.

Remaining Dates and Topics

Program 8 May 1, 2009 The Great Collaboration
Program 9 TBD TBD
Program 10 Fall 2009 The Bridge Reopens

For questions regarding this announcement, contact MOREnet Video Services at or (573) 884-6986.