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New bridge between Chester, IL and Perry Co., MO under consideration

The bridge between Perry County, MO and Chester, IL may be replaced soon. (Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS) The bridge between Perry County, MO and Chester, IL may be replaced soon. (Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS)
PERRY COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

If you drive the bridge between Chester, Illinois and Perry County, Missouri, you should know that it may be replaced in the near future.

According to Chauncey Buchheit, Southeast Missouri Regional Planning and Economic Development Executive Director, a project between the Missouri Department of Transportation and Illinois Department of Transportation is looking into building a new bridge across the Mississippi River.

Right now, the project is in the study phase. Buchheit said there is a request for proposals out right now.

The bridge runs from Illinois 150 to Missouri 51. It was opened to traffic in August 1942.

Buchheit said it needs to be replaced.

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