Two local bridges are being looked at by local transportation officials today, resulting in lane restrictions for at least part of the morning and afternoon. IDOT is making plans to shut down a portion of the I-270 Chain of Rocks Mississippi River Bridge and the Clark Bridge today, and the Martin Luther King Bridge on Thursday.
IDOT Bridge Maintenance Engineer Tim Krumm says there are no major issues to speak of - this is a simple walk-through inspection with their peers at MoDOT.
First to close will be the westbound right lane of the Chain of Rocks Mississippi River Bridge. It will be closed today from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Then from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. the westbound right lane of the Clark Bridge will be closed. Thursday the eastbound right lane of the MLK Bridge will be closed from 8:00 a.m. to noon.