missouri bridges

Science, Health and Technology
8:00 am
Mon January 20, 2014

Stan Musial bridge scheduled to open with festivities Feb. 9

Credit St. Louis Public Radio

The Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge is scheduled to open early next month.

The new bridge will carry Interstate 70 over the Mississippi River. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the four-lane, cable-stayed bridge and associated highway projects are being funded with a combination of Missouri, Illinois and federal money.

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7:59 am
Tue November 26, 2013

New railway bridge opens for business, serving Amtrak's Missouri River Runner

An Amtrak train crosses over the new railroad bridge minutes after being opened for rail traffic at Osage City, Mo., on Nov. 25, 2013.
Credit Marshall Griffin / St. Louis Public Radio

A new railroad bridge over the Osage River between St. Louis and Jefferson City is now open for both passenger and freight train use.

The new bridge cost $28 million, with most of the funds coming from the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  Federal Railroad Administrator Joe Szabo says the project came in under budget and ahead of schedule.

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NPR Story
7:49 am
Fri January 25, 2013

MHTC head proposes 1-cent sales tax to fund I-70 upgrades, fix bridges


Originally published on Fri January 25, 2013 9:37 am

The head of the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission has unveiled a plan for funding the state’s aging highways and bridges.

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