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High river levels delay Riverwalk bridge installation in Cape Girardeau


According to Cape Girardeau City Engineer Casey Brunke, the high river levels of the Mississippi River have delayed the Riverwalk Trail bridge installation.

It was originally going to be finished by December 6.

On November 29, the river rose high enough that workers had to stop construction. They have yet to pick it back up.

Meanwhile, the bridge is still sitting on the side waiting to be installed. Workers also have footings and a concrete deck to work on.

The Riverwalk Trail Bridge is part of phase four of the trail. The other part of phase four construction is on the northern part of the trail near the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus where they are extending that part of the trail.

Brunke said that the construction left on the bridge should take roughly three weeks once the river has gone down and everything has dried out.

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