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Signage Causes Confusion on New Bridge

The new Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge is open for traffic in St. Louis, but signage on the Illinois side causes some confusion.

02/10/2014

Former U.S. Congressman WIlliam "Bill" Clay stands near the sign bearing his name that will soon be posted at the entrances to the Poplar Street Bridge. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

Poplar Street Bridge Renamed In Honor Of Former Congressman William “Bill” Clay Sr.

Honored for his 33 years of service representing St. Louis on Capitol Hill.

10/07/2013

Workers patch the tower legs of the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge on July 23, 2013. Photo via MoDOT/IDOT

Mo. Ranks High in Number of Poor Bridges

Motorists should be aware that “we have a funding problem,” said Dennis Heckman, the state bridge engineer for the Missouri Department of Transportation.

09/16/2013

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Empty Fishing Boat Prompts Mississippi River Search

An empty 18′ fishing boat was discovered by a barge worker just after 3 a.m. Friday near the Chain of Rocks bridge.

08/09/2013

Former St. Louis Cardinals slugger and member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame Stan Musial, waves to fans during Stan Musial Day at Busch Stadium on October 2, 2010, in St. Louis. Word has come from the White House on November 17, 2010 that Musial will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom in January 2011. Musial, who will be 90 later this week, is one of 14 awarded the Medal of Freedom today. Others include former President George H.W. Bush;  Maya Angelou, poet; Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel; U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga.; John H. Adams, co-founder of the Natural Resources Defense Council; Warren Buffet, investor and philanthropist; Jasper Johns, artist; Dr. Tom Little, U.S. ophthalmologist murdered in Afghanistan; Yo-Yo Ma, musician; Sylvia Mendez, civil rights activist; Bill Russell, former NBA player; Jean Kennedy Smith, former ambassador; and John Sweeney, former AFL-CIO president.  UPI/Bill Greenblatt/FILES

Nixon Signs Bill Naming ‘Stan Musial Memorial Bridge’

Missouri is naming its side of a new Mississippi River span the “Stan Musial Memorial Bridge” for the late St. Louis Cardinals great.

07/10/2013

File photo of barge on Mississippi River.

Second Mississippi River Bridge Hit by Barge

For the second time in less than a week a Mississippi River bridge has been struck by a barge. The latest incident happened Thursday morning.

04/25/2013

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Missouri House Supports Naming Bridge After Clay

The Missouri House bill would put Clay’s name on the Missouri portion of the Poplar Street Bridge.

03/28/2013

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MoDOT: Too Many Commuters Slipping Back Into Old Blanchette Habits

Not enough using alternates, leading to more back-ups.

11/07/2012

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UPDATED: First Blanchette Commute Following Closure Was “Smooth”

City works to minimize financial impact of year-long shutdown of westbound bridge.

11/05/2012

3/29/12-A patrol boat participates in the search for a missing worker on the Mississippi River. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

Companies Face Fines Over Bridge Worker’s Death

Andy Gammon of Park Hills, Mo., died during construction of a new Mississippi River bridge.

10/05/2012

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