Members of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra serenaded officials and more than 40 onlookers as the ribbon was cut on the refurbished Grand Ave. Bridge.
Dignitaries said the bridge will be a critical link in the heart of the city, connecting cultural institutions at Grand Center with St. Louis University and Harris Stowe State University.
Alderwoman Marlene Davis expects the $22 million bridge project and the adjoining $7 million Metro Scott Ave. Transit Project to yield an economic boost.
Metro will reopen its bus and MetroLink stops at the Grand Ave. Bridge tomorrow morning.
While crews were renovating the Grand Ave. Bridge, Metro was sprucing up its bus and train stops.
Upgrades include new seating at the bus stop along with redone elevators and stairs to the MetroLink station below the bridge.
Metro spokeswoman Patti Beck said the stop is a key part of Metro’s busiest route.
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