Ike Skelton Bridge

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Ike Skelton Bridge
Ike Skelton Bridge from northeast
Coordinates 39°12′35″N 93°51′49″W / 39.2097°N 93.8635°W / 39.2097; -93.8635Coordinates: 39°12′35″N 93°51′49″W / 39.2097°N 93.8635°W / 39.2097; -93.8635
Carries Route 13
Crosses Missouri River
Locale Lexington, Missouri
Named for Ike Skelton
Total length 3/4 mile
Width 78 feet
Construction cost $50 million
Opened June 25, 2005

The Ike Skelton Bridge is a set of girder bridges on Route 13 over the Missouri River at Lexington, Missouri between Ray County and Lafayette County.

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.

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Coordinates: 39°12′35″N 93°51′48″W / 39.209745°N 93.863454°W / 39.209745; -93.863454