The P.H.P.S. had a exciting day at the McDonald County yearly Expo. There were quite a number of friends and well wishers who stopped by to ask about the Historic Bridge and picked up one of our membership forms. The Expo was also the kick-off for our Annual raffle. This year it is a whole Petit Jean Ham. Many bought raffle tickets in hopes they will have the winning ticket that will be drawn September 21, 2013 at the Annual Ham & Bean Feed at Powell, Mo. If you would like to purchase tickets, please feel free to contact us.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
GREAT Construction News!!!
On March 18, the County Commissioners, Lehman Construction, Spencer Jones, the engineer
from Great River and several of the PHPS representatives meet for the Pre-Construction Conference for the new Powell Bridge. Lehman Construction will begin construction on the new bridge in
June of this year!! Yea!! This is something that we have all been working towards and waiting for.
The PHPS has been very busy making plans to begin the rehab of the Historic Walking Bridge
as soon as the new bridge is completed and open to traffic. We have a detailed list of priorities to work through, starting with the safety of the children. We are also working with NRCS to stablilze the stream bank around the main center pier to keep it from eroding.
When the time comes (and it will shortly) we will need volunteers to help the PHPS work on the bridge and help with the needed supplies. Be a part of history in helping to get the Grand "Ole" Lady at Powell ready for her second life as a beautiful pedestriam bridge!
Keep in mind that our funding comes from annual memberships, donations and our fundraisers. We will not have our Spring Silent Auction this year, but you will be able to see progress on the new bridge during the hayyrides at our 4th of July Celebration.