Chester Bridge reopened after inspection

Chester bridge reopens to traffic

(KFVS) - The Chester Bridge has reopened after being closed since June 2.

According to Perry County Sheriff’s Office, the Chester Bridge reopened at 9:45 a.m. on June 22 after a Missouri Department of Transportation inspection.

Floodwaters are still an issue in the area and MoDoT is keeping an eye on the river level.

This comes as a welcome sight to travelers due to the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge closing in Cape Girardeau. I-57 exchange was one only route into Missouri from Illinois.

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