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Mississippi River Bridge project slows

7:19 AM, Aug 21, 2012   |    comments
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - The severe summer drought is slowing construction of the new Mississippi River bridge being built in St. Louis.

Missouri Department of Transportation project director Greg Horn told KMOX Radio that the river is so low that barges are unable to carry deck sections between the piers and the bank. Instead, crews are building those sections in place, which takes more time.

Still, Horn says the bridge carrying traffic between Missouri and Illinois should open on scheduled by January 2014.

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Information from: KMOX-AM, http://www.kmox.com

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