Engineers say repairs are going as well as can be expected on a Mississippi River crossing built when Herbert Hoover was president.

Crews are replacing 15 hundred original rivets on the Champ Clark Bridge at Louisiana.

A spokesman for the Missouri Department of Transportation says workers are finding a few things that must be evaluated, but that repairs are proceeding and the bridge remains safe for the four thousand vehicles that cross it each day.

The span will be closed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and again from Monday to Thursday next week. A five-day schedule with closings from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. starts November 2nd.

The project is expected to take six weeks.