The Martin Luther King Bridge will be closing this month.  The installation of scaffolding is being wrapped up on the span that connects St. Louis to the Metro East in preparation for a larger project that will require the complete closure of the bridge until around Thanksgiving.

IDOT engineer Joe Gasaway tells The Big Z eastbound traffic will be detoured to the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge. 

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Later this month, Gasaway says crews will begin work on large sections of the MLK Bridge deck, and doing steel repairs on the trusses of the bridge. 

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