National Steel Bridge Alliance

Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge

Prize Bridge Information

  • Year Awarded: 2005
  • Year Completed: 2003
  • Location: Cape Girardeau, MO
  • Award Class: Major Span
  • Designer/EOR: HNTB Corporation
  • Fabricator: Vincennes Steel Corporation
  • Owner: Missouri Department of Transportation
  • General Contractor: Traylor Brothers, Inc./MASSMAN CONSTRUCTION CO.
  • Detailer: Tensor Engineering

Structure Information

  • Structure Type: Cable Strayed
  • Coating System: Weathering Steel
  • Span Length (ft): 468/1150/468/11@170
  • Structure Length (ft): 3956
  • Average Deck Width (ft): 87.58
  • Steel Weight/Deck Area (lb/ft²): 46
  • Amount of Steel (tons): 8000
  • Cost: $140 million