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Grand Boulevard Bridge Opening Delayed

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ST. LOUIS (AP) – A mid-town traffic headache in St. Louis will last a little longer than expected.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Grand Boulevard bridge that was supposed to open last month is now expected to open on July 14. That means another month of detours for mid-town drivers.

The city replaced the old bridge that wasn’t built to withstand an earthquake. The new bridge will feature two lanes in both directions, wider sidewalks and turnout lanes for buses. The city and the Metro transit agency collectively spent $29 million on the bridge and the MetroLink light rail station beneath it.

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