Bridge Closed sign

(Perryville) A contract has been awarded to Keeley & Sons for rehabilitation work on the Route 51 Bridge, also known as the Chester Bridge, in Perry County over the Mississippi River. Chris Crocker is an engineer with the Missouri Department of Transportation. He says the company is wanting to get to work right away on this project.

The contract is worth over 3.4 million dollars. Work should be completed by this winter. Work on a new Chester Bridge is expected to begin next spring and be done by late 2025.