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Stan Musial Bridge
« on: November 27, 2015, 09:09:48 AM »



I figure I would start this thread on about the newest Missouri- Illinois Crossing called the Stan Musial Bridge.

Above is one of a few photos that I have that I took myself last month on a road trip in KS, MO, and IL.  I just posted this one today on my flickr page.
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Re: Stan Musial Bridge
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2015, 10:39:31 PM »

It's a nice bridge, not sure why they didn't design it wider to have shoulders and that extra lane from day 1 tho.
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Re: Stan Musial Bridge
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2015, 08:46:17 AM »

IIRC, the idea was to eventually have a parallel span.
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Re: Stan Musial Bridge
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2015, 11:59:20 AM »

With this open what are the plans to do a rehab on the Poplar Street Bridge?
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Re: Stan Musial Bridge
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2015, 06:55:49 PM »

IIRC, the idea was to eventually have a parallel span.

That is the plan, though I've heard unofficially that by the time there is serious consideration of adding the companion bridge that a southern crossing between I-255 and the MacArthur Bridges could be reconsidered instead.

With this open what are the plans to do a rehab on the Poplar Street Bridge?

The westbound half of the PSB has supposedly been rehabbed already; I do not know when the eastbound half of the PSB gets rehabbed with an extra EB lane added.

IDOT is also using the Stan Musial Bridge to be able to close the Martin Luther King Jr Bridge for rehab work (which is supposed to reopen in December 2015).
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Re: Stan Musial Bridge
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2015, 12:37:53 AM »

If/when a second span is added at the Musial Bridge, will it be north or south of the existing structure?
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Re: Stan Musial Bridge
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2017, 11:08:52 PM »

If/when a second span is added at the Musial Bridge, will it be north or south of the existing structure?
Good question but who knows? That's how the bridge should have been when it was built.
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Re: Stan Musial Bridge
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2017, 12:49:56 PM »

If/when a second span is added at the Musial Bridge, will it be north or south of the existing structure?

To the south - which per MoDOT is the reason the current bridge has no ramps to/from I-44 to the south.
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Re: Stan Musial Bridge
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2017, 08:32:47 PM »

St. Louis is permanently etched into my cross-country travel agendas due to the massive number of relatives living in the area (both sides of the family).  I will say that the Musial bridge is visually heads above the previous Poplar Street I-70 crossing, which served as the manifested definition of utilitarian -- at best!. Kudos to the design team!  Sometimes a major cross-country Interstate deserves a "signature" bridge; glad to see I-70 joining the club.
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Re: Stan Musial Bridge
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2017, 08:45:22 PM »

I bet there's already a thread about it.
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