The Grand Boulevard Bridge in Midtown St. Louis is now closed for a planned 15- month renovation.
As part of the major construction project, the 52-year-old bridge will be completely removed and replaced. The new bridge will have wider sidewalks and a dedicated bike lane.
Rich Bradley, chief engineer for the city of St. Louis, says the main detours are Compton, Vandeventer and Jefferson.
In a press conference this morning, the Danforth Foundation announced that it is closing after 84 years of operation at the end of this fiscal year, May 31, 2011.
The foundation's last act will be a $70 million donation to the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center.
The last donation is the largest in foundation's history, which has contributed $226 million to the Plant Science Center over the years.
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