Bridge at Louisiana, Mo., Reopens Early

8 years 1 month 3 hours ago Thursday, May 03 2012 May 3, 2012 Thursday, May 03, 2012 8:17:27 AM CDT May 03, 2012 in News
By: Associated Press

LOUISIANA (AP) - A Mississippi River crossing connecting northeast Missouri and west-central Illinois is open again after repairs to damage caused by a fatal wreck in December.

The Champ Clark Bridge at Louisiana, Mo., opened Wednesday afternoon, two days ahead of schedule. The Missouri Department of Transportation closed the 84-year-old bridge on April 27 and originally planned to keep it closed until Friday.

The fatal December accident is the subject of a lawsuit filed by the victim's family against the truck driver who struck her car.

 

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