Therese McMillan http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Eads Bridge modernization project to begin soon http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/eads-bridge-modernization-project-begin-soon <p>Rehabilitation of the 138-year-old Eads Bridge is moving forward after two years of delays and ballooning project costs.</p><p>The project was to begin in 2009 with $24 million in federal stimulus funding, but labor disputes between contractors and unions, and the project&rsquo;s pricetag, which inflated to $36 million, kept the bridgework from getting started.</p><p>John Nations, Metro&rsquo;s President and CEO says the bridge&rsquo;s age also made the bidding process difficult.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 22 May 2012 20:51:44 +0000 Joseph Leahy 3763 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Eads Bridge modernization project to begin soon