Crews complete repairs to Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge

Saturday, July 19, 2008

The Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge's aesthetic lighting is expected to shine again tonight for the first time since the structure was damaged Monday morning, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation. A crane atop a towboat struck the underside of the bridge, causing the conduit that powered the aesthetic lighting to function improperly. MoDOT crews had been working on the project since Monday.

The Bill Emerson Bridge replaced the old Cape Girardeau bridge, which was open from 1928 to 2003.

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