A seventy ton steel span of the Katy Trail State Park Bridge at Rocheport, Missouri was lifted off on Saturday, March 5, 2011. This event was in preparation for a complete rebuilding of the railroad bridge over Moniteau Creek at the Katy Trail Tunnel. The tunnel was built by men and mules in the 1890's and was the only railroad tunnel built on the Katy in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri. Builders say the new bridge will be opened in late May.
Bikers and hikers are welcome to contact the Yates House Bed and Breakfast for advice and directions on how to navigate around this break in Katy Trail continuum during construction.