Champ Clark Bridge Eastbound
Video posted by Tomas C
They are currently surveying and clearing the land in preparations for the new bridge. MODOT has state it will be a design and build project with everything being done by the same constructor.
Scheduled to be replaced by 2019 at a cost of $68.2 million.
First photo of the Champ Clark Bridge was taken after it collapsed on September 6th 1927. One man was killed, one was seriously injured and several narrowly escaped. The collapse of the bridge was due to faulty false work. Second photo of the bridge was taken five days before the bridge collapsed.
Hey Wait just a minute, This Bridge is not doomed I mean Not Doomed. I think that this bridge Will last another 20-25 years. I think about replacing this Bridge now. I know it can't happen anytime soon.
According to MODOT's 2013-2017 Statewide Transportation Improvment Program, they are indeed going to go about getting an Environmental Impact Statement and do a location study for a "potential" design/build project.
I received an old box of scrapbook clippings and photos my grandmother had stored in her attic which contained an interesting ad for toll tickets and a post card sent to her in 1938 of the Champ Clark Bridge.