The city of Cape Girardeau wants to install a camera to monitor traffic crossing the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge. City manager Scott Meyer says the city already has some cameras situated atop signal poles at several intersections that are linked to a fiber-optic network that allows the city’s dispatchers at Fire Station No. 3, Public Works staff and police to view video of intersections in case of collisions and other public-safety incidents. The new camera would be installed at the Fountain Street and Highway 74 intersection and be connected to the fiber-optic network, providing a video tool when needed. But Meyer tells KZIM KSIM purchase and installation of such a camera could be several years down the road.
City officials say a new fiber-optics agreement between the city and SEMO will aid in future installation of the bridge camera and benefit the university. City council members approved an agreement with the university this week that governs the use of the city’s and university’s fiber-optic networks.