"Stan Span" moves forward in the Missouri House. The bill would designate the new span connecting Missouri and Illinois at St. Louis the "Stan Musial Memorial Bridge." The state transportation committee approved the measure last Thursday. The Missouri Senate may initiate a debate on the motion as early as today.
Some opponents say the bridge should instead be named for a man who was killed when he fell while working on the bridge. Still others, including some Illinois groups, believe the bridge should be named in honor of veterans. Approval of a name is also needed from Illinois lawmakers.