More than 30 inches of rain fell in Lincoln County in 2015, causing a 100-year flood and two 500-year floods in one season. These historic floods severely damaged many of the county’s bridges, and 75 of them needed to be inspected and assessed for repairs and replacement.


McClure’s two-man team spent five days in the field assessing the structures and determining which were in most critical need of repair. Then, they worked at full capacity to ensure bridges that were impassable or unsafe were repaired as soon as possible while delivering practical solutions within budget.

After receiving the repairs and prioritization recommendations, the County hired McClure to repair or replace the 16 most critically impacted bridges. McClure also collaborated with Lincoln County to secure FEMA funding for some of the project.

After the first round of repairs, the McClure team continues to serve as one of Lincoln County’s on-call engineers, helping to prioritize bridges in need of repair and address those bridges.

Location: Lincoln County, MO.
Client: Lincoln County, MO.
Scope: Inspections, Repairs, and Replacements
Expertise: Structural