Oldest Mississippi River railroad bridge to be rebuilt

Merchants Bridge (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- The proposal for a port along the Mississippi River in Lincoln County, originally brought forward in 2014, is finally moving forward.

The plan calls for 6,500 acres of what's mostly farmland near Winfield to be turned into a multi-billion dollar complex.

It would include shipping and trucking facilities, and would also be connected to the railroad.

Construction on the port is scheduled to begin within the next 12 months.

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