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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.

Bridge to Temporarily Close Each Day Jan. 29 - Feb. 2

HANNIBAL - Weather permitting, Monday, January 29 through February 2, the U.S. Route 54 Champ Clark Bridge in Louisiana will close each day from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

As crews work to construct piers for the new bridge, there have been some “close calls” from debris coming off the existing bridge.  “The narrowness of the existing Champ Clark Bridge can cause side mirrors and other debris to be a safety concern for crews below the bridge on the barges” explained Missouri Department of Transportation Resident Engineer Brandi Baldwin, P.E.   “We will be installing netting on the outside of the existing bridge to catch anything that falls or is thrown out, and this work will require workers to be on the outside of the truss working from a crane, and workers inside the truss working from a man-lift,” she further explained.

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The Third Issue of the Online Newsletter is Now Available

Each month, the Champ Clark Bridge team will publish an online newsletter that can be printed and shared.  The newsletter can be found under the "What's Going On?" box on the right side of the web site, then clicking "Bridge Newsletter."  If you would like to be notified when the newsletter is updated, as well as other work that is going on at the Champ Clark Bridge, be sure to click on the "Sign Up For Alerts" box, also on the right side of the web site.  Here is a direct link to the newsletter...enjoy!  

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Upcoming Maintenance

Bridge closed each day Jan. 29 through Feb. 2  9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to install safety net.

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