Ike Skelton Bridge
|Ike Skelton Bridge|
Ike Skelton Bridge from northeast
|Named for||Ike Skelton|
|Total length||3/4 mile|
|Construction cost||$50 million|
|Opened||June 25, 2005|
It opened on June 25, 2005. It is named for Lexington native, Congressman Ike Skelton. Senate Bill 233 in Missouri also named the new Christopher S. Bond Bridge in Hermann, Missouri over the river as well as section of Interstate 44 in Phelps County for former Governor Mel Carnahan.
The bridge is two miles east of the former Lexington Bridge. It is three-quarters-of-a-mile long and 78 feet wide. Its design includes two 12-foot lanes in each direction and two 10-foot outside shoulders and two 4-foot inside shoulders. It cost $50 million.