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The Champ Clark Bridge, built in 1928, is part of the U.S. Route 54 corridor and spans the Mississippi River connecting Louisiana, Missouri with the state of Illinois.

MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna watches Hal Smith, representitve from Illinois Congressman Darin LaHood, combine Missouri and Illinois dirt into a pot to signify the importance of the partnerships that have made a new Champ Clark Bridge possible.  Nearly 200 people participated in the ceremony held on Friday, September 8 on the riverfront in Louisiana.  Watch a short video and see all photos from the ceremony on MoDOT's Flickr site

Sec of Transp and Mr McKenna