With the new Mississippi River Bridge nearly complete, a handful of officials from Madison County recently had a chance to tour the span. The bridge will carry Interstate 70 over the Mississippi north of Downtown St. Louis, and in theory take some of the congestion off of the Poplar Street Bridge. Madison County Board Chairman Alan Dunstan says the view from the center of the "Stan Span" was breathtaking.
And, he says it was cold.
Dunstan says construction is on-schedule or maybe even a little ahead, and should be completed in February. The Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge is a significant infrastructure upgrade that will make Madison County even more attractive as a transportation and distribution hub, according to Dunstan.