By Adam Thorp
Lanes will be closed on the Champ Clark Bridge From Tuesday, May 28 to Friday, May 31 to accommodate work on the new Champ Clark Bridge.
Massman Construction, the contractor responsible for the newbridge, will be completing the last roadway construction on the Illinois side of the bridge, where the approach to the old bridge cuts through the Sny Levee.
The approach to the new bridge will go over the levee, a change that is expected to reduce bridge closures due to flooding that threatens to rush through the existing gap in the levee.
Massman and the Missouri Department of Transportation will hold their monthly construction update on the new Champ Clark Bridge on Saturday, June 1. The meeting, usually held on the last Saturday of the month, has been delayed to accommodate the Memorial Day holiday.