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River stage: 22.93 ft. Falling
Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014
Big Weekend For Emerson Bridge Construction

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A barge with hoppers full of wet cement are moved into position alongside the new Pier 4 foundation.

The hopper is then lifted via a crane above the formed in foundation. Workers then dump the concrete into the giant hole below.

Anchored deep into the bottom of the Mississippi River, the new pier will soon rise above the water taking its place in position with the others.

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