Preparations underway for demolition of old Champ Clark Bridge

The Champ Clark Bridge at Louisiana as it appeared on Aug. 30, 2013.
For The Courier-Post
Posted: Sep. 11, 2019 11:51 am

LOUISIANA – Since its opening on Aug. 3, travelers both local and afar have enjoyed the new Champ Clark Bridge located across the Mississippi River on U.S. 54 in Louisiana. Motorists will continue to see an array of activity as crews prepare for the final stages of the project, including the demolition of the old bridge.

The old Champ Clark Bridge, built in 1928, was officially closed to traffic on Friday, Aug. 30. Last week, Massman Construction Company began milling off the surface and prepared for dismantling the old bridge prior to full demolition, which is expected to occur sometime in October. Work on other aspects of the project are wrapping up as the clay core for the Sny Levee is now complete, and crews progress on finishing the entrance to the Two Rivers Marina.

Join Massman Construction Company and the entire Champ Clark Bridge team for the monthly project update meeting held the last Saturday of the month in Riverview Park in Louisiana. Project updates and additional information about the project can be found at the Champ Clark Bridge website, or the Champ Clark Bridge page on Facebook.


In Case You Missed It

Honoring a legacy
Four local founding board members of the Louisiana Area Historical Museum were honored at the organization's annual banquet Thursday, Nov. 14