The Champ Clark Bridge, built in 1928, is part of the U.S. Route 54 corridor and spans the Mississippi River connecting Louisiana, Missouri with the state of Illinois. The bridge, built in 1928, is named after James Beauchamp Clark, a former Speaker of the House from Bowling Green, Missouri. Clark served as Speaker from 1911 to 1919. The bridge, originally painted silver, was repainted deep green in 1983, and repaired in 1999. In 2005, MoDOT rehabilitated and painted the bridge, replacing the green with gray. The bridge is 2,238.4 feet in length and the span over the main channel of the Mississippi River is 418.5 feet in length.
2020 Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) National Merit Award – Transportation Category
2020 Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) National Award of Excellence – Transportation Category
2020 Design Build Institute of America Mid-America Region (DBIA-MAR) Award
2020 The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Awards Quality of Life/Community Development Award
2020 AGC of Missouri Keystone Award (Honorable Mention) - General Contractor/ Construction Manager/Prime Contractor - Transportation & Infrastructure
2019 MoDOT Outstanding Contractor of the Year Award (Civil Rights Compliance/DBE Training Symposium)
2018 Illinois Department of Transportation Above and Beyond Award (Project DBE and Workforce Diversity Goals)
MoDOT Project Manager Keith Killen Receives National Award
HANNIBAL – Missouri Department of Transportation Northeast District Project Manager Keith Killen was awarded the President’s Transportation Award by America Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) at its annual meeting in...
Bridge maintenance scheduled for Champ Clark Bridge
HANNIBAL - Weather permitting, September 14 & 15, crews from Truesdell Corp., subcontractor of Massman Construction Company, will be performing sealing of minor cracks in the PPC overlay on the Champ Clark Bridge, located on U.S. 54 in Pike County at...
Navigation Lighting installation scheduled for Champ Clark Bridge on U.S. Route 54 in Pike County
HANNIBAL – Weather permitting, July 13-17, Meyers Electric, Inc. will be completing the installation of navigational lighting on the Champ Clark Bridge located on U.S. Route 54 at Louisiana. Traffic will be reduced to one lane between 9:00 a.m. – 3...
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New Bridge Design
A new Champ Clark Bridge will be design and constructed using the design-build procurement method.