commute http://news.stlpublicradio.org en 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