Old Mississippi River Bridge Scenic Overlook in Cape Girardeau Receives Needed Maintenance


As a part of their newest service project, the local Nancy Hunter Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) has taken over the maintenance of one of Cape Girardeau’s iconic historical landmarks. The Old Mississippi River Bridge Scenic Overlook, located on Morgan Oak Street in Cape Girardeau, is a small, restored portal of the old bridge that was constructed back in the summer of 1928. Members say the group finished their first maintenance effort at the overlook Saturday. The clean-up was split between two weekends and included picking up trash, trimming bushes, patching holes and giving the structure a fresh coat of yellow paint. One member of the group brought the idea for the new project to the group when they noticed the overlook was in serious need of some Old Mississippi River Bridge Scenic Overlook during a recent visit. Members contacted the Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department about the project, which provides all the supplies for the clean-ups for the NSDAR chapter to provide the work. Members say the group spent around 10 hours at the overlook during the first clean-up, and it won’t be their last. For more information on the Cape Girardeau NSDAR chapter, or to inquire about membership opportunities, visit https://mssdar.org/mochapters/.

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