(Photo by Jill Bock, Staff)
CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County has the green light to replace a bridge.
Carlin Bennett, the county's presiding county commissioner, said during the regular County Commission meeting Thursday that he received notification from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that the requirement for the environmental impact statement on the county's latest bridge project was satisfied.
"We've got permission to go ahead and move forward with the replacement of the bridge on (County Road) 521," Bennett said.
The new bridge will replace the one at Wilkerson Ditch near Highway 102 at Windyville closed by the Missouri Department of Transportation inspectors after it was damaged by floodwaters during the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's activation of the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway in May 2011.
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