By: Matt Atnip, Executive Director
07/27/15 11:53:19 AM
At an “Unhappy Hour” last Friday evening, Missouri Preservation announced its 2015 list of Places in Peril. The Bend Bridge near Pacific was on that list. As statred on their website, “Missouri Preservation advocates for, educates about, and assists in the preservation of architectural and historic landmarks that embody Missouri’s unique heritage and sense of place.” https://preservemo.wordpress.com/about/
We hope that being named by a respected statewide preservation group will help save the bridge for its historical significance and for future use as a key trail connection into St. Louis County for the Ozark Trail. It will also bolster economic development in the Pacific area and create a community amenity that all can be proud to have helped save.
Please see this article from the Southeast eMissourian - http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/pavementends/entry/63148/