The Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge
After 15 years of planning and 7 years of construction, the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge opened to traffic on December 13, 2003. The bridge was named for Bill Emerson, and eight-term Congressman who had championed the legislation that brought about the construction of this modern cable-stayed structure, replacing the first bridge which served the community from 1928 to 2003.
Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson and Family In honor of U. S. Representative Bill Emerson. Thank you to the citizens of Cape Girardeau from the Emerson family.
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• Cape Girardeau Convention & Visitor’s Bureau
• Arts Council of Southeast MO .Lang’s Jewelers
• Made in Missouri Store .Past-Time Antiques
• The Glenn House. Cape Rivers Heritage Museum
• Hastings Book Store. Barnes & Noble Bookstore
• Port Cape Girardeau Restaurant
Erected by Mississippi River Tales River Heritage Mural Association Cape Girardeau, Missouri Where the river turns a thousand tales.
Location. 37° 18.131′
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1909 (here, next to this marker); Muralist/Broadcasters (here, next to this marker); 1980 (here, next to this marker); Hollywood (a few steps from this marker); George Washington Carver (a few steps from this marker); 1916 (a few steps from this marker); The Civil War/The Boys of Summer (a few steps from this marker); Entertainers (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cape Girardeau.
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