Missouri House Supports Naming Bridge After Clay

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House has voted to name part of a bridge over the Mississippi River at St. Louis for former U.S. House member William L. Clay.

The designation would honor the Democratic congressman who represented St. Louis in the House for 16 terms. He was first elected in 1968.

The Missouri House bill would put Clay’s name on the Missouri portion of the Poplar Street Bridge, which carries Interstates 55, 64 and 70 between downtown St. Louis and southwestern Illinois. Private donations would pay for signs with Clay’s name.

House members passed the legislation 135-8. It now goes to the state Senate.

The proposal is separate from one to name a different bridge over the Mississippi for the late St. Louis Cardinals great Stan Musial.

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