ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – The west side of the Canal Bridge was demolished Tuesday morning.
All lanes of Interstate 270 between Riverview Boulevard and Route 3 were closed starting at 10:00 a.m. while the Illinois Department of Transportation demolished the Bridge.
Missouri traffic on the roadway was directed to exit onto southbound Riverview Boulevard during the demolition.
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During the closure, drivers who need to travel eastbound on the interstate are encouraged to use Route 367 north to detour into Illinois.
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All lanes of the roadway are expected to reopen by noon.
The lane closures are the second of three needed to demolish the old Mississippi River Canal Bridge.