- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 18, 2015

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - The southeast Missouri town of Cape Girardeau plans to build a new bridge at the site of a massive sinkhole.

The Southeast Missourian reports that a section of South Sprigg Street has been closed since 2013 after the sinkhole collapsed part of the roadway. Another sinkhole formed near the base of a bridge.

A study determined that a structurally sound bridge could be built by digging to the bedrock and building the frame from there. The city council on Monday agreed to allow the design and construction phases to begin.

The cost of the project is expected to be less than $571,000.

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Information from: Southeast Missourian, https://www.semissourian.com

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