Missouri House endorses naming bridge after Musial

Missouri House endorses naming bridge after Musial

Credit: UPI

A giant "6" stays lit on the giant scorebaord outside of the east side of Busch Stadium in memory of Stan Musial in St. Louis on January 22, 2013. Musial died on January 19 at the age of 92. There will be a public viewing for Musial at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis on January 24 with funeral services set for January 26. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on April 2, 2013 at 11:57 PM

Updated Thursday, Jan 2 at 4:38 PM

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Missouri House has approved legislation seeking to honor the late St. Louis Cardinals great Stan Musial and deceased construction worker Andy Gammon by naming a bridge and road after each.

One bill would put Musial’s name on the new Interstate 70 bridge at St. Louis if Illinois lawmakers also approved it. Separate legislation would designate a portion of I-70 after Gammon, who died during the construction of the bridge last year.

Tuesday’s approval of both bills sends the measure to the Senate, which endorsed a similar proposal this year.

Musial spent his entire 22-year career with the Cardinals and was a seven-time National League batting champion. He died in January.


Stan Musial bridge is HB303
Andy Gammon Highway is HB445

 

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