Brian Kelly (@brpkelly)By Brian Kelly

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – One of the primary drivers behind the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge now has the east-side approach to the bridge named after him.

The Jerry Costello Expressway was dedicated today in honor of the former Illinois congressman.

A who’s who of local politicians were on hand to dedicate that stretch of I-70 in honor of Costello, praising him for being the driving force behind constructing the bridge.

“Jerry focused on this like a laser – moved up on the public works committee,” said U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin. “When the moment came and the time came, he was there to deliver.”

Among those praising Costello also was Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn.

“The best way to fight crime, the best way to keep families together, it’s called a j-o-b,” Quinn said. “And that’s what the middle name of Jerry Costello is. He understands jobs.”

Costello served in Congress from 1988 until last year.

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