|Carries||2 lanes of Route 51/ IL 150|
|Locale||Perryville, Missouri and Chester, Illinois|
|Design||Continuous truss bridge|
|Total length||2,826 feet (861 m)|
|Width||22 feet (7 m)|
|Longest span||670 feet (204 m)|
|Clearance below||104 feet (32 m)|
|Opened||August 23, 1942|
The Chester Bridge is a continuous truss bridge connecting Missouri's Route 51 with Illinois Route 150 across the Mississippi River between Perryville, Missouri and Chester, Illinois. The Chester Bridge can be seen in the 1967 film In the Heat of the Night, although in the film a highway sign for the (non-existent) "Arkansas 49" highway appears on the east (Illinois) side of the bridge.
In the 1940s the main span was destroyed by a tornado. The current span was built to replace it on the original piers.
- Historic Bridges of the U.S. | Chester Bridge | Randolph County, Illinois and Perry County, Missouri
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