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Fred Lynch

River bridge construction 1927

Posted Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at 12:00 AM

Here are some early views of the Mississippi River bridge under construction at Cape Girardeau in 1927. A short history of the bridge is presented in this blog:

Cape Girardeau Traffic Bridge

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  • Looks a little ancient in the photos, but the sucker held up for 60 years or so. Good job.

    -- Posted by JungleJim on Thu, Apr 9, 2015, at 11:20 PM
  • wow! Never saw these pictures. I grew up a block from the bridge on Lorimer 3rd house from Morgan Oak. My grandmother lived in McClure, so we took the bridge almost every Sunday. Always terrified me because it was so narrow. I've heard family stories about my great grandmother investing or buying bridge bonds and loosing her investment.

    -- Posted by Astowick on Tue, Feb 23, 2016, at 7:01 PM