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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.

Champ Clark Bridge Project Update Moved This Month

HANNIBAL - The Champ Clark Bridge Project Update is being moved this month due to the Memorial Day holiday weekend to Saturday, June 2.  In addition, the project update will be held at the new overlook in Riverview Park, weather permitting.  The new overlook was constructed to serve as a place where individuals can view the bridge as it exists today, watch construction as it progresses, and enjoy the new bridge once it is completed.  As the contractor of the new Champ Clark Bridge, Massman Construction and the entire Champ Clark Bridge team invite the public to learn more from the engineers and construction workers who are making the new bridge a reality. 

The Champ Clark Bridge Update will be held Saturday, June 2 at 10 a.m. on the new overlook in Riverview Park in Louisiana. 

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

Work to Begin on Missouri Approach and Retaining Wall for New Champ Clark Bridge

HANNIBAL – Over the last several months, much of the work to build a new Champ Clark Bridge has been in the Mississippi River.  While work will continue to progress to build the piers for the new bridge, one element of construction will soon be more visible on land – the work on the Missouri approach, including the new retaining wall.  “The new bridge is being built just south of the existing bridge and will come into Missouri near the rock bluff behind the Ayerco station,” said Michael Massman, design-build coordinator for the construction company. “To make room for the new approach, crews will remove some of the bluff and secure the remaining portion to ensure it stays intact for decades to come,” he explained.

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