- Cape teacher accused of assaulting student at football game (10/23/16)41
- Pedestrian killed during traffic collision on I-55 (10/23/16)9
- Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter faces challenge from criminal investigator Wes Drury (10/21/16)9
- 18-year-old killed in one-car crash Thursday morning (10/21/16)1
- One issue reveals Clinton's character (10/25/16)17
- Man arrested after dispute at school spurs brief lockdown (10/21/16)6
- One victim IDs his attacker in shooting that killed woman (10/25/16)1
- 'I feel for them' (10/20/16)1
- Hundreds turn out for VintageNOW fundraiser (10/23/16)3
- R.P. Lumber chain buys Southeast Missouri Builders Supply in Cape (10/25/16)7
Three spans for the price of one
The span of the old Mississippi River bridge closest to the Missouri side came down as planned in an explosion after 7 a.m. this morning in Cape Girardeau. What wasn't planned was for the remaining spans over the middle of the river and towards Illinois also to fall. The Mississippi River stands closed for barge and other river traffic while the details of clearing the channel are determined.
Hundreds of observers watched in fascination, exhileration and, in some cases, dismay, as the two additional spans jacknifed into the water. One of the piers also partially fell into the water.
For more details, photos, and video, check back to this site and read Friday's Southeast Missourian newspaper.