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New Tuscumbia bridge brings safety

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When the stimulus bill passed last year, the first "shovel-ready" project in the country was a new bridge over the Osage river at Tuscumbia, Mo. Some, including St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay, thought it was a bad idea. David Weinberg went to Miller County to see how residents feel about the project and the controversy. Archival photos courtesy of the Miller County Historical Society.

Gov. Jay Nixon's comments announcing the project

News Tribune story about the bridge project

Photo of the old bridge, July 3, 2009

This article originally appeared in the St. Louis Beacon.

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