Mississippi River bridges to get hi-tech improvements

Two bridges that link Arkansas to Mississippi will receive high-tech upgrades to improve highway flow between the states as well as barge traffic along the Mississippi River as part of a federal grant announced today.The federal Department of Transportation has awarded $9.8 million to deploy “Intelligent Transportation Systems” improvements to the Helena Bridge that carries U.S. 49 and the Greenville Bridge that carries U.S. 82, as well as two other Mississippi River bridges linking Louisiana and Mississippi.