Regulatory Branch


Published May 22, 2023
Expiration date: 6/9/2023

MVS-2017-561:  The applicant, Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), in cooperation with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) as the lead federal agency. requests Department of the Army permit authorization to replace the Chester Bridge.  The new two-lane bridge and roadway is approximately 150 feet upstream of the existing bridge.  The new Mississippi River bridge design is a four-span cable-stay bridge with two precast concrete girder span approaches on the Missouri side and one precast concrete girder span on the Illinois side.  In addition, the project includes a span of the Horse Island Chute with a four-span precast concrete girder supported on driven pipe piles.  Construction of the new bridge and roadway embankment and removal of the old bridge will result in temporary and permanent impacts to the Mississippi River and to adjacent wetlands.  The Project is on Missouri Route 51/Illinois Route 150 located in Perry County, Missouri and Chester, Randolph County, Illinois. The Chester Bridge crosses the Mississippi River, and the Horse Island Bridge crosses the Horse Island Chute west of the Chester Bridge in Missouri.  Generally, the site can be found at approximate Latitude: N 37° 54' 09" and Longitude: W 89° 50' 13"