Ground broken for new bridge

The Illinois Department of Transportation on Oct. 31 joined state and local leaders, along with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission and the Missouri Department of Transportation, to officially announce the start of construction of the new Don Welge Memorial Bridge.

It was noted that this is a project made possible by Illinois Governor JB Pritzker’s historic, bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital program.

For more on the new bridge, please see this week’s print edition.