UPDATE: 1:52 p.m.

The Champ Clark Bridge in Louisiana is closed for emergency repairs until tonight.

The Missouri Department of Transportation originally announced that there would be one lane of traffic allowed on the bridge to repair a hole in a joint on the bridge.

However, further evaluation revealed the hole was too close to the center line to just close one lane.

The bridge was closed to all traffic about 10:30 a.m. Thursday, and MODOT estimated the bridge would be closed from six to eight hours.

To get further information on the status of the Champ Clark Bridge, you can go to the traveler information map at modot.org or call MODOT customer service at 888-275-6636.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Emergency repair work means one lane traffic on the Champ Clark Bridge at Louisiana.

MODOT crews say a hole was discovered Wednesday and patched but the patch did not hold. More work is required to ensure integrity of the joint. Repair work is expected to last until late Thursday afternoon.