Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Cape Girardeau River Crossings
Located at the north end of the River Campus Terrace Park, the 1928 bridge operated first as a toll bridge and later as a state roadway. The bridge closed on December 13, 2003 when the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge opened.
Over 4000 feet long and 300 feet high, this cable-stayed bridge is designed to carry upwards of 26,000 vehicles per day and continues the vital and historic link between southeast Missouri and southern Illinois.
Erected by Southeast Missouri State University.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1793.
Location. 37° 17.753′ N, 89° 31.226′ W. Marker is in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, in Cape Girardeau County. Marker Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cape Girardeau MO 63701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St Vincent's Seminary and Southeast Missouri State University (a few steps from this marker); Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company (a few steps from this marker); Cape Girardeau and the Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); River Commerce (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Champion Beech Tree (about 500 feet away); Cape La Croix Creek (approx. 0.3 miles away); Don Louis Lorimier / El Camino Real (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old St. Vincent's Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cape Girardeau.
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