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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) –  In 2011, nearly 400 people got the chance to get an up-close-and-personal look at construction on the new Mississippi River bridge.

2012 tours start up again in late February, and reservations are being taken now at www.newriverbridge.org.

“We’re about half done,” MoDOT spokesman Andrew Gates says about the bridge project. “Our towers are probably 175 feet above the river level and we’re continuing to build.”

Up to 25 people are able to take part in the twice-monthly tours, which begin February 24th.

Participants can bring cameras, but they must “dress appropriately” to take part, Gates says.

Tour attendees must wear long pants and closed-toed shoes, and will be expected to walk about a mile during the length of the tour.

Also, those taking the tour must be 12 or older and sign a waiver (a parent or guardian must sign the waiver for attendees under 18 years old).

The MRB team will provide all the safety gear needed to participate in the tour.

Reservations for the tours are required and may be obtained by calling (314) 453-1808 or e-mailing info@newriverbridge.org.

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