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Newsletter - April 2018 Issue

The April 2018 issue of the newsletter, as well as past issues, is now available on this web site, directly at this link.

Newsletter - May 2018 Issue

The May 2018 issue of the newsletter, as well as past issues, is now available on this web site, directly at this link.

Public Invited to Ceremony for Awarding the Winning STEM Design Team Challenge

HANNIBAL – Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) has recently been prevalent in local schools.  STEM’s purpose is to familiarize students and encourage them to pursue occupations within these fields of study.  The new Champ Clark Bridge team, made up of engineers from the Missouri Department of Transportation, Illinois Department of Transportation, and Massman Construction Company, invited students from area schools to a competition to design an interpretive panel to help preserve the historic bridge that is being replaced.

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Public Invited to Champ Clark Bridge Update This Saturday

HANNIBAL - As the contractor of the new Champ Clark Bridge, Massman Construction, and the entire Champ Clark Bridge team invites the public to come to their project office "village" on the waterfront in Louisiana to learn more from the engineers and construction workers who are making the new bridge a reality. 

This month's Saturday CC Bridge Update will be held Saturday, March 24 at 10 a.m.at 120 South Main in Louisiana. 

Signs will be set out to direct those interested in attending.  Regular updates about construction are provided online at www.champclarkbridge.com and on the Champ Clark Bridge Replacement Facebook page.

Newsletter - March 2018 Issue

The March 2018 issue of the newsletter, as well as past issues, is now available on this web site, directly at this link.

Public Invited to Update This Saturday

HANNIBAL - As the contractor of the new Champ Clark Bridge, Massman Construction and the entire Champ Clark Bridge team, invites the public to come to their project office "village" on the waterfront in Louisiana the last Saturday each month at 10 a.m. to learn more from the engineers and construction workers who are making the new bridge a reality. 

This month's Saturday CC Bridge Update will be held Saturday, February 24 at 10 a.m.at 120 South Main in Louisiana.

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Retaining Wall for New Champ Clark Bridge will be Rosemary Ledgestone

HANNIBAL – Massman Construction has announced the retaining wall that will be built near the bluff on the south side of the new bridge will be rosemary colored and ledgestone patterned.  An example of what the selected options will look like is available on the construction page of the Champ Clark Bridge web site.  “We were very pleased with the participation of those interested in the new bridge,” said Michael Massman, design-build coordinator of the project.  He indicated 576 votes were cast and ledgestone was the overwhelming choice of pattern with 89%, while the color rosemary was with 59% of the vote.

Massman indicated the next step is to contract with a supplier to order the materials.  He expects construction on the wall to begin this spring.

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!