Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge, Cape Girardeau MO. While with Freyssinet, LLC Pavel Pavlov was a senior bridge engineer providing specialized technical assistance to the owner Missouri DOT for this cable stayed bridge project spanning the Mississippi river. The bridge is located on a site very close to New Madrid which is known for the worst seismic event in the US history. Numerous highly technical bridge operations such as cable stay erection and monitoring, bridge deck and tower post-tensioning, cable grounding and specialized training for the contractor’s personnel provided invaluable challenges and experience. Once completed the bridge serves the communities on both site as an important crossing of the largest river in North America.