WASHINGTON (AP) __ The federal government is chipping in $2
million to begin planning a pedestrian walkway to link the Gateway
Arch with downtown St. Louis.
Democratic Congressman William Lacy Clay announced Friday that
the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded the grant to the
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial.
The Arch is part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
complex, which also includes the Museum of Westward Expansion. The
site is run by the National Park Service.
Clay said in a news release that the grant a “big win” for
downtown St. Louis.
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