bridge http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Pa. to name bridge after native son Stan Musial http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/pa-name-bridge-after-native-son-stan-musial <p>Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett says he&#39;ll sign a bill that would rename a bridge in the southwest part of the state for Stan Musial.</p><p>The bridge carries State&nbsp; Route 1077 over the Monongahela River between Monessen and Musial&#39;s hometown of Donora, all about 20 miles southwest of Pittsburgh.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.senatorsolobay.com/">measure&#39;s sponsor</a> says the bridge will &quot;serve as a permanent reminder that, despite humble beginnings, hard work can lead to great accomplishments.&quot;</p> Tue, 01 Nov 2011 14:36:04 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2378 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Pa. to name bridge after native son Stan Musial Grand Blvd. bridge now closed for renovation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/grand-blvd-bridge-now-closed-renovation <p>The Grand Boulevard Bridge in Midtown St. Louis is now closed for a planned 15- month renovation.</p><p>As part of the major construction project, the 52-year-old bridge will be completely removed and replaced. The new bridge will have wider sidewalks and a dedicated bike lane.</p><p>Rich Bradley, chief engineer for the city of St. Louis, says the main detours are Compton, Vandeventer and Jefferson.</p> Mon, 14 Mar 2011 16:21:22 +0000 Julie Bierach 713 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Grand Blvd. bridge now closed for renovation Gearing up for Grand closure http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gearing-grand-closure <p>Improved traffic flow and safer conditions for pedestrians who use the Grand Blvd. bridge are two of the benefits of the 15-month closure that will start at 5am on Monday, March 14th.</p><p>The 52-year-old crossing is structurally deficient, and in danger of being closed permanently, says the city&#39;s <a href="http://stl-bps.org/whatwedo.asp">chief engineer, Rich Bradley. </a></p> Tue, 01 Mar 2011 23:18:28 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 630 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Gearing up for Grand closure Barge collides with MLK Bridge in St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/barge-collides-mlk-bridge-st-louis <p><span class="headline"><span>If you heard that a barge hit the <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=&amp;layer=c&amp;cbll=38.630851,-90.178301&amp;cbp=12,261.67,,0,-2.71&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;ll=38.630852,-90.178399&amp;spn=0,359.944339&amp;z=15&amp;panoid=i3eDb5kAsIl9tHz7n3B5Hw">Martin Luther King bridge</a>, it's true, but don't worry about adjusting your commute to avoid this part of the mighty Mississippi. </span></span></p> Mon, 29 Nov 2010 17:30:14 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 36 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Barge collides with MLK Bridge in St. Louis