Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge

New Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge over the Mississippi being built and to the north of it, the old Cape Girardeau Bridge:
http://bridges.midwestplaces.com/mo/cape/old/
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The new bridge in the background. The old one in the foreground - Sep 05 2004
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@ 2006-01-04 18:48:16
The old bridge was demolished in the fall of 2004.
As I recall, the demolition did not go well, and parts of the old bridge collapsed into the river, disrupting the barge traffic.

The pic that I submitted for this map was taken days before the incident.