Bridges. By Jessica Pinto, Ali Peacock, Amanda Miller. Timeline. June 1919
Jessica Pinto, Ali Peacock, Amanda Miller
H.L. Albert, President of the Commercial Club, persuades Smith Engineering Co. of St. Louis to send a representative to draw up plans for a new "wagon bridge" across the Mississippi River at Cape. Little seems to come of this, however.
Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce creates a bridge committee to study the possibility of erecting a new bridge at Cape .
1926 Adgate reports to the Chamber that a bridge could be built for about $1.5 million
1926 At a public meeting, the Chamber reveals plans for fund raising and the engineering firm of Harrington, Howard and Ash presented an overall bridge design and the results of a traffic survey
1926 Bridge committee announces that nearly $400,000 had been raised, causing a spontaneous celebration to erupt across town
1926 Bidding opens for the bridge construction. American Bridge Co. won the bid for the superstructure and U.G.I. Contracting Co. won for the substructure. Both bids totalled about $1.2 million
1927 Construction begins on the first pier
1927 Rising river level reaches flood stage, halting construction of the piers in the river
1927 Construction resumes as the river dropped below flood stage
The Ponte Cestio is one of the oldest bridges in Rome and leads across to the island in the Tiber which sits in the water like a securely anchored ship. Along the quay beneath the bridges over the Tiber the "Tevere Expo", Rome's local book fair, takes place every August.