Posted 2 years ago
By John P Tretbar
ST. LOUIS (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed legislation designating the new Interstate 70 bridge connecting St. Louis and southwestern Illinois over the Mississippi River as the “Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge.”
The name is a compromise between Missouri lawmakers who wanted to honor the late St. Louis Cardinals great and Illinois lawmakers who wanted to name the bridge in honor of military veterans.
Obama signed the measure Friday, two days after Governor Jay Nixon signed legislation dubbing Missouri’s side of the bridge the “Stan Musial Memorial Bridge.”
Musial died in January at age 92.