Legislation naming the new I-70 bridge the “Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge” passed the U.S. House Tuesday.
Rep. John Shimkus says the measure is expected to pass the House and then win fast approval in the Senate. The name should be in place by the time the bridge opens to traffic.
A game used Stan Musial glove sold for a record price at auction on Monday.
Built in 1962, the 5,286-square-foot, three-acre estate in Ladue is listed at $1,795,000. The house has four bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and a pool.
“I personally feel that the bridge should be honoring our veterans and so I think we need to sit down and talk about that.”
Gateway Greening’s new plantings downtown take on a style fitting for a St. Louis baseball legend.
Missouri House members gave the legislation final approval 149-1 on Monday. It now goes to Gov. Jay Nixon.
Jay Hoffman, D-Belleville, said he has great respect for Stan Musial but believes the bridge should be named after the men and women who died for the country.
Early in the non-debate there was a ground swell of support for naming the bridge after the late great baseball hall of famer Stan Musial.
“Stan Musial wasn’t just another baseball player, Stan ‘The Man’ was a role model, veteran and humanitarian,” said Rep. Dwight Kay.