Expected river crest forces closure in Pike County, Ill.

Champ Clark Bridge at Louisiana, Mo.

U.S. 54 in Pike County, Ill. at the Champ Clark Bridge will close at 7 a.m. Saturday, April 20 due to current crest predictions.

The Pike County Emergency Management Agency says river levels at this location are projected to crest at 26.9 feet Monday.

U.S. 54 is expected to remain closed for at least a week.