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- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)7
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- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
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Design firm tapped for new Mississippi River bridge in St. Louis
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Plans for a new Mississippi River bridge in St. Louis are taking another step forward with the selection of a firm that'll design the span.
The Missouri Department of Transportation says it has tapped HNTB Corp. from about a half dozen finalists.
Illinois and Missouri hope to begin construction in 2010, with the work taking four to six years.
The proposed four-lane, $640-million bridge is expected to carry about 40,000 vehicles a day as the fifth span between St. Louis and its Illinois suburbs. By 2030, it's expected to carry up to 55,000 vehicles a day.
Missouri would pick up about $88 million of the tab and cover any cost overruns. Illinois would contribute $313 million, with the federal government pitching in $239 million.