Bridge for park-over-highway project complete

3 years 10 months 6 days ago Thursday, December 11 2014 Dec 11, 2014 Thursday, December 11, 2014 12:33:00 PM CST December 11, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The massive project to upgrade the area around the Gateway Arch in St. Louis has reached a significant milestone: The bridge work is complete for the park-over-the-highway work.

Organizers of the $380 million project gave an update Thursday, saying the next phase is putting trees, grass and dirt over the 97-foot-wide bridge that will ease pedestrian traffic from downtown to the Arch. Previously, pedestrians had to cross a narrow bridge that also included vehicle traffic.

Missouri Department of Transportation engineer Deanna Venker told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that landscaping should start in the next couple of weeks.

The park land will eventually stretch from the Old Courthouse downtown to the Arch.

 

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