Bridge demolition leads to skateboarders getting new park
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Skateboarders were set to get a city-authorized park as crews prepared to tear down a St. Louis bridge.
Skateboarders turned a concrete area beneath the Kingshighway bridge into a skate park. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports they formed a nonprofit and began looking three years ago for a permanent place to skateboard. A grand opening for the new skate park was set for June 21.
The old bridge was expected to close July 6 for demolition. A new span was planned to take its place as part of a $21 million project.