WEBSTER GROVES, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A different kind of ribbon cutting ceremony took place in Webster Groves Tuesday morning as community leaders and members joined together to cut “caution” tape off a new bridge.
The Murdoch Avenue Bridge reopened following a nearly six-month closure for repairs. The bridge was structurally deficient and functionally obsolete, city officials said.
The brdige crosses the Burlington Northern Santa Fe train tracks and connects traffic from Interstate 44 to the main thoroughfare of Big Bend Boulevard.
The new bridge cost $2.1 million, 80 percent of which was federal funded.
Webster Groves Mayor Gerry Welch and a variety of merchants who have been impacted by the bridge closure were on hand to celebrate the opening.