Highway 47 Bridge

Tickets for a chance to “push the button” to demolish the old Highway 47 bridge over the Missouri River are now on sale.

Marschel Wrecking, LLC, Fenton, the contractor for the bridge demolition, is donating the proceeds to BackStoppers, an organization that provides financial assistance and support to the spouses and children of first responders who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

The tickets can be purchased at the Washington Fire Department headquarters, the downtown branch of the Bank of Washington, or by calling Washington Fire Chief Tim Frankenberg at 636-221-4671. The tickets are $5 each or six for $20.

Tickets also are available at several locations in Warren County.

The date of the demolition has not been announced, but it is expected to be in March, officials said.

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