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Chester Bridge
Carries 2 lanes of MO 51/IL 150
Crosses Mississippi River
Locale Perryville, Missouri and Chester, Illinois
Design 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
Coordinates 37°54′11″N 89°50′11″W / 37.90306°N 89.83639°W / 37.90306; -89.83639

The Chester Bridge is a 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 beginning of the 1967 film In the Heat of the Night.

In the 1940's the main span was destroyed by a tornado. The current span was built to replace it on the original piers.

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