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Woodchuck from knoxville on 5/10/2019 7:57:07 AM:
I am riding with my son in June and need to get from Dutzow to Washington. Is the bike path across the river bridge usable or will it be by mid June?

Tyann (Katy Haus and Bank Haus) from Marthasville on 5/10/2019 8:23:34 AM:
It is not open yet, and they have no set date on when it will be open. They have to finish removing the old bridge and piers from the river and repair the north side of the road connecting to the bike path before it will open. I have my doubts it will be done by mid June, but definitely keep checking on it.

Dave from Kirkwood on 5/10/2019 9:56:20 AM:
There have been a couple topics related to the new bridge recently. FYI - although the separate bike/ped lane is not open yet, there is a WIDE shoulder on the bridge that can be used (next to the vehicle traffic). The only challenge that I saw (about a month ago) would be getting onto and off the bridge, given some construction work (shoulder disappearing near ends, so would need to wait for opening in traffic).

Hank on 5/11/2019 10:26:53 AM:
Not sure how old your son is but at this point the ride between Dutzow and Washington is not great. The shoulders are not the best and the pavement narrows on the southbound approach to the bridge making it a little tricky. Once you are on the bridge it is fine but getting there is not the best.

Doug from Bluffton on 5/11/2019 3:16:35 PM:
About half way from Dutzow to Augusta you can take Augusta Bottom Rd around to the right and come out on 47 just before the new bridge on 47. You can also call for a shuttle from a bike shop in Washington or you can stop at Dutzow trailhead and wait for someone in a pickup and offer cash in exchange for ride over the bridge. This last has worked well for friends and I several times.

Globe Hotel Bed and Breakfast from Hartsburg, MO on 5/12/2019 9:53:56 AM:
Doug, We missed you at our Potluck this spring. Get in touch with us sometime. (573) 657- 4529 Mark & Leaia Clervi Globe Hotel Bed and Breakfast, Hartsburg, MO

Will from Ottawa on 1/13/2020 6:04:38 PM:
Hi, was wondering if anyone had updates on the bridge situation. Was planning on riding from Dutzow into Washington this Spring, if not too dangerous.

Tyann from Katy Haus and Bank Haus in Marthasville on 1/13/2020 6:19:41 PM:
No progress on the bike path on the bridge opening yet. The water levels have been too high for any work to be done unfortunately.