Rich Bradley http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Past meets present in hidden world under St. Louis streets http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/past-meets-present-hidden-world-under-st-louis-streets <p>When a 20-inch steam pipe buried 15 feet under the streets of St. Louis <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/health-department-health-risk-minimal-following-downtown-steam-pipe-rupture">burst two weeks ago</a>, most people focused on the potential health hazards in what was blown skyward.</p><p>But the blast got St. Louis Public Radio&rsquo;s Rachel Lippmann thinking - what&rsquo;s under the streets that we don&rsquo;t know about until it&rsquo;s revealed?</p><p>This is what she found out.</p><p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 11:25:55 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 3528 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Past meets present in hidden world under St. Louis streets Grand Blvd. viaduct to open to traffic about 30 days later than planned http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/grand-blvd-viaduct-open-traffic-about-30-days-later-planned <p>St. Louis city officials say the <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gearing-grand-closure">new viaduct</a> that will carry Grand Blvd. over the railroad tracks in Midtown won&#39;t open to limited travel until the middle of June.</p><p>Crews had been hoping to open one lane of traffic in each direction by mid-May, says city Board of Public Service president Rich Bradley. But construction crews encountered poor soil conditions and a water line when they began digging.</p> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 21:13:50 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 3078 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Grand Blvd. viaduct to open to traffic about 30 days later than planned 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