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Champ Clark Bridge to close due to flooding

Posted on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 9:03 pm

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The Missouri Department of Transportation announced Sunday evening that the Champ Clark Bridge will close sometime Monday due to flooding:

“Due to rising waters of the Mississippi River, the Illinois Department of Transportation will close U.S. Route 54 at the Champ Clark Bridge in Louisiana some time Monday morning or early afternoon.  IDOT will notify Missouri Department of Transportation crews, who will set up barricades on the Missouri side at the same time IDOT sets up barricades on the Illinois side.

[The bridge will soon] close, yet an exact time is not known.  Any travelers needing to use U.S. Route 54 are encouraged to look at MoDOT’s website at www.modot.org on the traveler map to see if the flooding icon appears at the Champ Clark Bridge.  IDOT’s website will show the same.”