Cape Girardeau River Crossings

Cape Girardeau River Crossings (HM13TJ)

Location: Cape Girardeau, MO 63703 Cape Girardeau County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 17.753', W 89° 31.226'

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In the 1790s, the Spanish governor granted Louis Lorimier permission to operate a ferry service at Cape Girardeau.Thereafter, ferry operators continued to shuttle people and products across the Mississippi River until 1928 when a new, privately built bridge ended the ferryboat era. Captain A.C. Jaynes was the last of these operators.

Located at the north end of the River Campus Terrace Park, the 1928 bridge operated first as a toll bridge and later as a state roadway. The bridge closed on December 13, 2003 when the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge opened.

Over 4000 feet long and 300 feet high, this cable-stayed bridge is designed to carry upwards of 26,000 vehicles per day and continues the vital and historic link between southeast Missouri and southern Illinois.
HM NumberHM13TJ
Placed BySoutheast Missouri State University
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Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 5:11am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 276594 N 4130675
Decimal Degrees37.29588333, -89.52043333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 17.753', W 89° 31.226'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 17' 45.18" N, 89° 31' 13.56" W
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Area Code(s)573
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401-505 Aquamsi St, Cape Girardeau MO 63703, US
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