The existing 440’ steel truss bridge over the Republican River just west of Morganville in Clay County had reached the end of its useful life. Built in 1927 with a 20’ roadway width, it was showing its age with heavy rusting and a worn out concrete deck. Apart from the safety concerns associated with a structurally deficient bridge, there was also a 90º bend in the County road just off the west end. This poor geometric alignment made it difficult to observe oncoming traffic when entering the narrow bridge creating a dangerous condition. The decision was made to offset the new alignment to the south and eliminate the 90º bend in the road along with replacing the bridge. This offset alignment allowed the existing bridge to stay open during construction and eliminate almost a mile of winding County road that was threatened by bank erosion from the Republican River. The new bridge is a 5@100’ Prestressed Concrete Beam Bridge with a 30-foot roadway. The new roadway section is 2-12’ asphalt lanes, 3-foot turf shoulders and 4:1 side slopes.