ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – It has been a year since the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge opened and News 4 is finding out how many people use it to cross the Mississippi River daily.
The Missouri Department of Transportation says 40,000 vehicles travel over the bridge daily. The bridge has created 25 percent less traffic on the EADS Bridge and 40 percent less on the MLK than a year ago. MoDOT officials say at full capacity the bridge will hold about 50,000 vehicles a day.
The bridge opened on February 9, 2014 following a weekend of festivities celebrating its completion.