Missouri House endorses naming bridge after Musial - KMOV.com

Missouri House endorses naming bridge after Musial

Posted: Updated:
SkyZoom 4 flew above the New Mississippi River Bridge project on Friday to see how it's coming along. The $667-million bridge, located just north of downtown, is expected to open in January, 2014. By Brendan Marks SkyZoom 4 flew above the New Mississippi River Bridge project on Friday to see how it's coming along. The $667-million bridge, located just north of downtown, is expected to open in January, 2014. By Brendan Marks
(KMOV)-- SkyZoom 4 flew above the New Mississippi River Bridge project on Friday to see how it's coming along. The $667-million bridge, located just north of downtown, is expected to open in January, 2014. By Brendan Marks (KMOV)-- SkyZoom 4 flew above the New Mississippi River Bridge project on Friday to see how it's coming along. The $667-million bridge, located just north of downtown, is expected to open in January, 2014. By Brendan Marks
By Brendan Marks By Brendan Marks

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

 

Powered by Frankly