MoDOT readies plans for Thursday bridge blast

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Officials with the Missouri Department of Transportation recommend that anyone wishing to view Thursday's 6:30 a.m. blasting of the second span of the old Mississippi River Bridge do so from downtown Cape Girardeau's riverfront. The blast will result in the demolition of the remaining bridge trusses and supports closest to Illinois. MoDOT will close off the area to all foot and vehicle traffic within a 1,500-foot radius of the site. The Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge will be closed for 10 minutes prior to and after the explosion.

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