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Champ Clark bridge work postponed

Posted on October 14, 2014 at 11:40 am

Due to the weather forecast, MoDOT and its contractor will postpone joint expansion repairs on the U.S. 54 bridge over the Mississippi River, Champ Clark, at Louisiana until next Monday, Oct. 20. The bridge will close Monday at 6 a.m. and is expected to reopen Friday, Oct. 24.

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    Wayne Gamm’s 1916 Case car

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