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Champ Clark Bridge closed this week

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 2:22 pm

The Champ Clark Bridge in Louisiana is scheduled to be closed this week. Expansion joint repairs began Monday, Oct. 20 at 6 a.m. on the Champ Clark Bridge on US 54 over the Mississippi River in Pike County. The bridge will be closed through this Friday, Oct. 24. The repairs include the removal and replacement of bridge expansion joints, and miscellaneous concrete work in and around the new expansion joints,

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  • Champ Clark bridge work postponed

    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 11:40 am

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    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 1:53 pm

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    Posted on September 23, 2014 at 1:58 pm

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  • Champ Clark Bridge weight limit to be enforced

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    The U.S. 54 Mississippi River Bridge, also known as the Champ Clark Bridge, at Louisiana, MO, is now posted to restrict the weight limit to 40 tons. “This is a legal load, but overweight vehicles will no longer be allowed to cross the bridge,” said MoDOT District Engineer Paula Gough. “During a routine annual inspection, additional structural deficiencies were discovered, and while the bridge remains safe to cross within the

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