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Fred Lynch

Bridge toll house razed

Posted Monday, May 13, 2013, at 12:00 AM

Workmen of the State Highway Department begin razing the toll house to the Mississippi River bridge on July 1, 1957 in Cape Girardeau. The reinforced concrete structure was used to collect millions of dollars from the traveling public during the 29 years the bridge was operated on a pay-as-you-go basis. (G.D. Fronabarger photo)

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  • You could pay as you go or buy an annual pass. I seem to remember my dad having a passbook that was very official-looking.

    -- Posted by Vwwvwv on Mon, May 13, 2013, at 6:14 AM
  • My grandfather, E.N. Blumer, was a tolltaker on the bridge, working in that little tollbooth, for many years

    -- Posted by Bruce Welker on Mon, May 13, 2013, at 8:32 AM