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The NEW Champ Clark Bridge To Be Dedicated Saturday, August 3

HANNIBAL – Despite record flooding, Massman Construction Co. continues to make significant progress on the new Champ Clark Bridge and is expecting the new bridge to be completed sooner than originally anticipated.  “We are very excited to go ahead and work with several in the region to plan a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for Saturday, August 3,” said Missouri Department of Transportation Northeast District Engineer Paula Gough.  The ceremony is expected to take place that evening, with a time to be determined.  However, Gough stresses the bridge may not actually open to traffic that day; it could be later in the month depending on when work to the Sny Levee can be completed.

A committee made up of residents from around the region established the date at their meeting last week after hearing about the progress being made.  “The date was contingent on when the bridge could be completed, as well as when James Beachamp Clark’s great grandson, Bennett Clark, could participate, and we are pleased he is available,” Gough explained. 

The committee is working diligently on putting together unique plans to make this ceremony memorable and hopes to include significant dignitaries as guest speakers, besides Mr. Clark.  “Since we just established the date for the ceremony, we will continue to work with all those involved in its planning to finalize details,” Gough said.  As soon as those details are finalized, they will be posted on the Champ Clark Bridge website at www.champclarkbridge.com, as well as on its Facebook page.

Public Update Scheduled for Saturday, June 29

 

HANNIBAL - Massman Construction and the entire Champ Clark Bridge team invite the public to the monthly update meeting Saturday, June 29 at 10 a.m. in Riverview Park in Louisiana (weather permitting). This is an informal meeting and attendees are encouraged to ask questions. The meeting is normally held the fourth Saturday of each month and lasts approximately 60 minutes.

 

Temporary Lane Closures on Bridge Next Week

HANNIBAL - Massman Construction Co. is preparing for work necessary to make the final roadway connections for the new Champ Clark Bridge on the Illinois side of U.S. Route 54.  Temporary lane closures for this work will begin Tuesday, May 28 and conclude Friday, May 31 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.  Please drive carefully through all work zones.

For updates on all road work, go to MoDOT's traveler information map at www.modot.org.

Public Invited to Update on June 1

HANNIBAL - Massman Construction and the entire Champ Clark Bridge team invite the public to the monthly update meeting Saturday, June 1 at 10 a.m. in Riverview Park in Louisiana (weather permitting).  This is an informal meeting and attendees are encouraged to ask questions.  The update usually lasts about 60 minutes and is held the fourth Saturday of each month.  It was moved in May to accommodate the holiday weekend.

Regular updates about construction are provided online at www.champclarkbridge.com and on the Champ Clark Bridge Replacement Facebook page.

Public Invited to Monthly Update Meeting March 30

HANNIBAL - Massman Construction and the entire Champ Clark Bridge team invite the public to the monthly update meeting Saturday, March 30 at 10 a.m. in Riverview Park in Louisiana (weather permitting).  Crews recently celebrated a milestone of installing the final pre-cast deck panel (all 181 are in!).  Everyone is watching the River flooding, which hasn't impeded the overall schedule at this time.  This is an informal meeting and attendees are encouraged to ask questions.  The update usually lasts about 60 minutes and is held the fourth Saturday of each month.

Regular updates about construction are provided online at www.champclarkbridge.com and on the Champ Clark Bridge Replacement Facebook page.

Public Invited to CCB Update - February 23

Newsletter - December 18, 2018

Enjoy this month's issue of the online newsletter sharing continued progress being made on the new Champ Clark Bridge.  The newsletter displays best in Internet Explorer.  Please share any interesting stories and tid bits about the bridge you may have by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Newsletter - December 18, 2018

Public Invited to Update Saturday, December 15

HANNIBAL - Due to the holiday season, the public update for the Champ Clark Bridge will be held on Saturday, December 15 at 10 a.m. in Riverview Park in Louisiana.  The regular public updates, held the last Saturday of each month, will resume in January.  Everyone is invited to learn how the project is progressing and what's to expect over the winter months.  For more information about the project, go to www.champclarkbridge.com.

Happy holidays from all the crews working on the project!  Drive carefully this holiday season.

Newsletter - November 9, 2018

Enjoy this month's issue of all the progress being made on the new Champ Clark Bridge, including pictures from the STEM students who visited recently.  Please share any interesting stories and tid bits about the bridge you may have by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Newsletter - November 9, 2018

Newsletter - October 12, 2018

Enjoy this month's issue of all the progress being made on the new Champ Clark Bridge despite the rising waters of the Mississippi River.  Please share any interesting stories and tid bits about the bridge you may have by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Newsletter - October 12, 2018

Upcoming Maintenance

Public Meetings

Dedication of the NEW bridge

Saturday, August 3 in the evening

Details TBA later