Ready to Move to the Next Phase
HANNIBAL – The Champ Clark Bridge Environmental Assessment has been signed by all necessary parties, which means MoDOT and the Illinois Department of Transportation can now move to the next phase of the project; a step closer to funding and building a new bridge. “Signing the Environmental Assessment is important because it means the Federal Highway Administration has agreed with our recommended location, which is...read more
The Champ Clark Bridge is a five-span truss bridge over the Mississippi River connecting Louisiana, Missouri with the state of Illinois; it carries US Route 54 northeast to Pittsfield, Illinois where US Route 54 ends. The bridge, built in 1928, is a narrow two-lane bridge on a 20-foot deck. The bridge, originally painted silver, was repainted deep green in 1983, and repaired in 1999. In 2005, MoDOT rehabilitated and painted the bridge, replacing the green with gray. The bridge is 2,238.4 feet in length and the span over the main channel of the Mississippi River is 418.5 feet in length. The bridge is named after James Beauchamp Clark, a former Speaker of the House from Bowling Green, Missouri. Clark served as Speaker from 1911 to 1919.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill today announced the approval of $10 million in competitive federal grant funding to replace the Champ Clark Bridge, a two-lane bridge that connects Louisiana, Missouri with Pike County, Illinois and is nearly a century old.
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Funding Not Yet Determined
HANNIBAL – The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission gave approval to use the design-build method to help move up the completion of a new Champ Clark Bridge. “While this is good news, and we are excited to start this process, we are still identifying the source of our funding,” said Kevin James, P.E., MoDOT assistant district engineer.
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