The Missouri Department of Transportation sets a tentative timetable for completion of a new Mississippi River bridge at Louisiana.

In a press release, officials with MODOT have set what they say is an aggressive goal to have a new Champ Clark Bridge open to traffic by November 1st, 2019.

Officials say the design-build process that will be followed to construct the new bridge should take less time than the traditional design methods.

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