Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Timelapse: Watch Construction Of New Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge From The Ground Up http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/timelapse-watch-construction-new-musial-veterans-memorial-bridge-ground <p></p><p>The construction of the new Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge took several years to complete - but now you can watch it happen in just minutes.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Missouri Department of Transportation posted these neat&nbsp;</span>timelapse<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> videos (see below)&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">of the construction on its Facebook page Friday. </span></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 16:58:24 +0000 Kelsey Proud 35031 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Timelapse: Watch Construction Of New Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge From The Ground Up Commuters Slow To Adapt To New Bridge http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/commuters-slow-adapt-new-bridge-0 <p>Commuters are taking a while to warm up to the new Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge over the Mississippi River.</p><p>Traffic on the bridge, which carries I-70 north of downtown St. Louis, is estimated to reach 40,000 vehicles a day eventually. But after an initial spike, the bridge saw traffic volume of&nbsp;about 28,000 vehicles a day during its first week of regular use.</p><p>Joseph Monroe with the Illinois Department of Transportation says engineers expect it to take some time for motorists to change their routine.</p> Sun, 16 Feb 2014 18:46:30 +0000 Kelly MacNeil 33758 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Commuters Slow To Adapt To New Bridge Explore The New Mississippi River Bridge Graphic http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/explore-new-mississippi-river-bridge-graphic <p><iframe height="450" src="http://stlpublicradio.github.io/20140204-bridgestats/index.html" width="580"></iframe></p><ul><li>Construction began in April 2010.</li><li>The bridge cost came in at $670 million including land acquisition, utility relocation and construction</li><li>The total bridge span has 16.367 million pounds of structural steel and 12 million pounds of reinforcing steel.</li></ul><p>Area residents will have a rare chance Saturday to see the new Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge up close before it officially opens to vehicle traffic on Sunday.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 03:44:22 +0000 Brent Jones & Joseph Leahy 33529 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Explore The New Mississippi River Bridge Graphic 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 Navigating The STL Region After Long-Awaited Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge Opens http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/navigating-stl-region-after-long-awaited-stan-musial-veterans-memorial-bridge-opens <p>The Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge over the Mississippi River is slated to open early next year.</p><p>As part of St. Louis Public Radio&#39;s series of reports on the region&#39;s aging infrastructure called &quot;<a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/topic/how-we-move">How We Move</a>,&quot; Julie Bierach spoke with Jerry Blair with the East-West Gateway Council about how the $667 million bridge will impact travel in the St. Louis region.</p><p>She began by asking him when they started planning for a new bridge.</p><p></p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 09:57:39 +0000 Julie Bierach 30280 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Navigating The STL Region After Long-Awaited Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge Opens 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 Governor Quinn Visits Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/governor-quinn-visits-stan-musial-veterans-memorial-bridge <div><p>On Monday, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn paid a visit to the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge in East St. Louis.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Quinn said the bridge will reduce congestion and pollution and praised the jobs the project has created. He also hopes the project nurtures a positive relationship between Missouri and Illinois.</span></p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 21:38:27 +0000 Chris McDaniel & Kristi Luther 28253 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Governor Quinn Visits Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge