SECONDARY-ROADS ADMINISTRATION

IN 1946, THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER BRIDGE AT CAPE GIRARDEAU BECAME A TOLL BRIDGE. THE PURCHASE PRICE WAS $2,370,000 AND REVENUE BONDS IN THAT AMOUNT WERE ISSUED PLEDGING TOLL REVENUE ONLY. MAINTENANCE AND CONSTRUCTION OF ROADS AND BRIDGES ARE FINANCED BY A TAX ON ALL PROPERTY WITHIN THE CAPE GIRARDEAU DISTRICT. ONLY 80 PERCENT OF THE ROAD AND BRIDGE TAX FUNDS IS TURNED OVER TO THE DISTRICT; 20 PERCENT IS RETAINED BY THE COUNTY COURT FOR ROAD AND BRIDGE WORK OUTSIDE OF THE DISTRICT. CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE PRACTICES CLOSELY FOLLOW THOSE USED BY THE STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 31, pp 325-336, 3 FIG, 4 TAB, 3 PHOT, APP
  • Authors:
    • Penzel, G A
  • Publication Date: 1952

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Thirty-First Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 15-18, 1952
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00200467
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 1 1971 12:00AM