Looking into IllinoisOfficials are gearing up for the official opening of the "Stan Span" crossing the Mississippi River at St. Louis.  The Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge will carry Interstate 70 and is set to open to traffic this Sunday, but there will be a number of public events on Saturday before it opens to vehicles.

To tie-in with Stan the Man’s uniform number there will be a 6-K run as well as several bike rides.  The public is welcome to walk on the new bridge on Saturday from Noon to 4pm.  A ribbon cutting will be held at 2pm and a ceremonial first crossing will take place at 3pm.  For complete details on parking, the races, and other information, follow this link: 



(Copyright WBGZ Radio/ www.AltonDailyNews.com)