Numbers In On “Stan Span”

Brett Blume

SAINT LOUIS (KMOX) – The Stan Span is open, the reviews have been generally positive and now some cold, hard numbers are in on how many drivers are using the new bridge.

IDOT’s Joseph Monroe says an early count showed 33,000 vehicles have crossed the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge which is a figure he expects to rise in coming weeks and months.

“Folks are creatures of habit and they’re not going to venture off what they know will get them to work or to a doctor’s appointment or any appointment on time when it’s -2 or -3 out,” says Monroe.

He says as positive word-of-mouth begins to spread about how quickly the new bridge can funnel Metro East traffic into downtown and onto westbound I-70, more people will switch over from their old driving routines.

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