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Illinois to Missouri: The New Mississippi River Bridge

Posted by Infra on Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Construction work on the Mississippi River Bridge project has begun.The new Mississippi River Bridge is the first bridge built connecting downtown St. Louis and southwestern Illinois in more than 40 years. Currently, the only urban interstate bridge between Illinois and Missouri is the Poplar Street Bridge, known locally as the PSB. The PSB is one of two bridges in the United States that carry three interstates. By relocating one interstate (I-70) from the Poplar Street Bridge to the new Mississippi River Bridge, drivers will experience less congestion, fewer crashes and less unnecessary fuel use. Learn about the project, and stay up-to-date by checking this site regularly and subscribing to our e-mail updates and social networking tools. The bridge should be open to traffic in 2014. http://newriverbridge.org/Angelmeier on YouTube

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