Poplar Street Bridge
St. Louis Fire Department Capt. Gregg Favre says a drone would be able to get on the scene of a reported body in the water in minutes.
The Westbound ramp from the bridge traveling onto Southbound I-55 and Westbound I-44 is closing.
Andrew Gates, of the Missouri Department of Transportation, says crews will close all lanes of northbound Interstate 55 from Gravois Avenue to the Poplar Street Bridge, but not until 8 p.m.
At 8 p.m. Friday, crews will shut down the depressed section of Interstate 44 and I-44 and Interstate 55 ramps to the Poplar Street Bridge so they can tear down the Memorial Drive ramp.
IDOT officials are pushing back plans to work on the Martin Luther King Bridge for an entire year.
Starting tonight, a section of I-44 between the Poplar Street Bridge and Broadway downtown will be closed.
MoDOT will close I-44 from Broadway near the Edward Jones Dome to the Poplar Street Bridge.
Starting Tuesday night, getting to westbound I-70 from the Poplar Street Bridge will no longer be an option.
St. Louis area drivers will be facing another major road closure.
MoDOT says it will close all lanes of I-70 between Pine Street and the Poplar Street Bridge Friday evening.