(Perry County) A contract has been awarded to Keeley & Sons for rehabilitation work on the Highway 51 Bridge, also known as the Chester Bridge, in Perry County over the Mississippi River into Randolph County Illinois. 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 finished by late 2025.