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Council may try to save part of bridge
Cape Girardeau city officials may try to preserve the concrete entrance to the old Mississippi River bridge as an overlook where visitors could get a good look at the landscape.
The concrete section that stands at the end of Morgan Oak Street is scheduled to be demolished as work continues on toppling the rest of the bridge.
The metal span over the river has been taken down by a series of demolition blasts and the concrete piers in the river are also being removed.
A Missouri Department of Transportation official told the council Monday night that any effort to preserve the concrete entrance to the bridge has to be made within the next month or it will be too late to stop the demolition work.