Mississippi River Bridge http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Missouri, Illinois Residents Celebrate New Bridge http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-illinois-residents-celebrate-new-bridge <p>Thousands walked above the icy Mississippi River&nbsp;<span data-term="goog_2136655441" tabindex="0">Saturday</span>&nbsp;as governors, senators and U.S. representatives from Illinois and Missouri cut the ribbon on the new Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge.</p><p>The $230 million, cable-stayed structure is the culmination of a decades-long effort to relieve congestion on the nearby Poplar Street and Martin Luther King Bridges.</p> Sat, 08 Feb 2014 23:50:36 +0000 Joseph Leahy & Nora Ibrahim 33577 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri, Illinois Residents Celebrate New Bridge Update: The Archaeological Discoveries Made Possible By The New Mississippi River Bridge http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/update-archaeological-discoveries-made-possible-new-mississippi-river-bridge <p>When something new is built, it can sometimes uncover something old. Such was the case with the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge opening Sunday. During construction of the new bridge across the Mississippi River, <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ancient-suburb-near-st-louis-could-be-lost-forever">the remains of an ancient American Indian settlement was discovered hidden below East St. Louis</a>.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 23:11:03 +0000 Camille Phillips 33497 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Update: The Archaeological Discoveries Made Possible By The New Mississippi River Bridge Bridge Opening Should Give Commuters More Breathing Room http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bridge-opening-should-give-commuters-more-breathing-room <p>After four years under construction and more than a decade of planning, the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge will open for traffic Sunday, February 9. And when the bridge opens, so does another option for drivers making the commute across the Mississippi.</p><p>“What we anticipate is about 20 percent of the traffic coming off Poplar Street, about 50 percent coming off MLK/Eads,” Randy Hitt of the Missouri Department of Transportation said.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 21:49:32 +0000 Camille Phillips 33467 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Bridge Opening Should Give Commuters More Breathing Room New Mississippi River Bridge To Open In February http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-mississippi-river-bridge-open-february <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Commuters, start your engines. The Missouri Department of Transportation has announced that the new Stan </span>Musial<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Veterans Memorial Bridge will be open to traffic starting on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014.</span></p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 21:43:47 +0000 Kelsey Proud 32207 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New Mississippi River Bridge To Open In February Going Up? Check Out The View From The Top Of The New Mississippi River Bridge http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/going-check-out-view-top-new-mississippi-river-bridge <p>Scared of heights? Luckily for us, and for you, our Rachel Lippmann isn't.</p><p>On Thursday, Rachel got a tour up (and inside) the new Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge, which will carry Interstate 70 across the Mississippi River.</p><p>Enjoy the views - without any of the risk.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 18:24:35 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 28754 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Going Up? Check Out The View From The Top Of The New Mississippi River Bridge Look: Structural Work Completed On New 'Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/look-structural-work-completed-new-stan-musial-veterans-memorial-bridge <p><em>Updated 3:43 p.m. and 3:53 p.m.</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Three and a half years after the project began, the structural work is done on the new Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge over the Mississippi River.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Members of Ironworkers Local 396 maneuvered the 30,000-pound steel girder into place on Friday, officially connecting the $667 million bridge that will carry Interstate 70 over the river.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Watch its last few movements:</span></p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 20:20:40 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & Erin Williams 28585 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Look: Structural Work Completed On New 'Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge' Obama Signs Law Naming 'Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/obama-signs-law-naming-stan-musial-veterans-memorial-bridge <p>President Barack Obama has signed legislation designating the <a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/term/mississippi-river-bridge">new Interstate 70 bridge </a>connecting St. Louis and southwestern Illinois over the Mississippi River as the "Stan&nbsp;Musial&nbsp;Veterans Memorial Bridge."</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The name is a compromise between Missouri lawmakers who wanted to honor the late St. Louis Cardinals great and Illinois lawmakers who wanted to name the bridge in honor of military veterans.</span></p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 21:42:38 +0000 The Associated Press 28193 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Obama Signs Law Naming 'Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge' Nixon Signs Bill Naming St. Louis Bridge Span For Musial http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-signs-bill-naming-st-louis-bridge-span-musial <p>Missouri is naming its side of a new Mississippi River span the "Stan&nbsp;Musial&nbsp;Memorial Bridge" for the late St. Louis Cardinals great.</p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 14:56:34 +0000 The Associated Press 28142 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon Signs Bill Naming St. Louis Bridge Span For Musial US House Approves Compromise For New Mississippi River Bridge Name http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/us-house-approves-compromise-new-mississippi-river-bridge-name <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois representatives wanted a veterans memorial bridge. Missouri representatives wanted a bridge named after Cardinals legend Stan </span>Musial<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The compromise would likely seem obvious to anyone outside of a </span>gridlocked<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Washington: combine the two.</span></p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 17:04:54 +0000 Chris McDaniel 27704 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org US House Approves Compromise For New Mississippi River Bridge Name Flooding Slows Connection Of New Mississippi River Bridge http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/flooding-slows-connection-new-mississippi-river-bridge <p>Add the New Mississippi River Bridge to the list of elements in the region affected by the <a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/flooding-forces-evacuation-west-alton-communities-fight-rising-waters-across-region">most recent round of flooding</a>.</p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 18:00:04 +0000 Kelsey Proud 27051 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Flooding Slows Connection Of New Mississippi River Bridge