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Fred Lynch

Traffic bridge 1971

Posted Friday, February 1, 2013, at 12:00 AM

This picture of the traffic bridge over the Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau was made by Steve Robertson.

The photo had a long run in the Southeast Missourian beginning May 1, 1971.

Readers could easily find short items in "All Around the Town" on Page 2 with this daily 1-column photo header.

The bridge stood for 76 years and was demolished in 2004, after the new Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge was opened.

A history of the bridge is presented in this previous blog:

Cape Girardeau Traffic Bridge

More blogs with photos of the traffic bridge:

Homeland security in 1942

Hands Across America

Arctic scene at Mississippi River

Walking across frozen Mississippi River


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