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A new Champ Clark Bridge will be design and constructed using the design-build procurement method.  The following link explains the design-build method:

For local resident or media inquiries, please contact Brian Haeffner , P.E., Area Engineer for MoDOT, or Marisa Ellison , M.B.C.,
Communications Manager for MoDOT.  The phone number is 573-248-2490 or 1-888-275-6636 (general customer service).  To reach the entire team, email



Champ Clark Bridge Team

Keith Killen, Project Director

Brandi Baldwin, Deputy Project Director
MoDOT (now Resident Engineer overseeing construction of the project)

Jay M. Wavering, P.E.
Illinois Department of Transportation

Michael Baxter, P.E.

Jeff Gander, P.E.

Erik Kopinski, P.E.


Public Meeting Information

News Release - August 24, 2017

Handout from meeting

Engineering Design of Bridge


Champ Clark Bridge Presentation to Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission (PDF)

Nearly 40 disadvantaged business enterprises attended a mixer in Louisiana to share their capabilities with the 4 short-listed design build teams.
DBE Registered Attendees at Mixer (PDF)