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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)

The Missouri Department of Transportation, in conjunction with Moberly Area Community College and several recruitment and training facilities, potential consultants and contractors, held a job fair for those interested in developing their skills or using their experience to help design and build a NEW Champ Clark Bridge!  The video below highlights some of the activity from the event, and we encourage anyone interested in a potential job opportunity to come back to the web site later next spring for information about another job fair.

Video pic for web