Home » Featured »Transportation »Weekly Poll » Currently Reading:

Poll: In The Future, What Will You Call The I-64/I-55 Span Across The Mississippi River?

October 13, 2013 Featured, Transportation, Weekly Poll 2 Comments

Last week one of our busiest bridges was renamed/rededicated:

The span, colloquially (but inaccurately) known as the Poplar Street Bridge, was originally named for Dickmann, a former St. Louis mayor. It was renamed Monday for Clay, the former Democratic congressman from St. Louis.

In a rededication ceremony downtown, with Gov. Jay Nixon, Mayor Francis Slay and other dignitaries looking on, Clay and his son, current U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-St. Louis, pulled away a black veil to reveal the white-on-green sign announcing: “Congressman William L. Clay Sr. Bridge.” (stltoday)

This will make the traffic reports on TV & radio significantly longer, if the new name is used.

This highway bridge over the Mississippi River was completed in 1967
This highway bridge over the Mississippi River was completed in 1967

When I moved to St. Louis 23+ years ago it took me a while to figure out what the “PSB” was. Ah, Poplar Street Bridge…but it was actually the Bernard F. Dickmann Bridge. Confusing.

The poll question for this week asks what name you’ll call the span in the future. Here are the choices in the poll:

  • Bernard F. Dickmann Bridge
  • Poplar Street Bridge
  • PSB
  • Congressman William L. Clay Sr. Bridge
  • Other

These will be presented in a random order in the poll (right sidebar).

— Steve Patterson

  • JZ71

    It’ll mostly depend on what the traffic reporters call it every day. We’ve slowly moved away from “Highway Farty” to “Forty Sixty-Four”, I expect that the Poplar Street Bridge will remain “the Poplar” and the new bridge will be “the new bridge” for at least ten years. Stroking politicians’ egos is really only important to politicians. Unfortunately, they’re the ones who have the power to name (and rename) stuff like this.

  • loki03xlh

    I’ll call the William L. Clay Sr. Bridge “the Dickmann” just because I like to say “Dickmann”. I still call the Martin Luther King Memorial Bridge by its original name: Veterans’ Bridge.

Comment on this Article:







10th ANNIVERSARY MONTH! OCT 31, 2004 — OCT 31, 2014

The end of October 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of UrbanReviewSTL.com -- same ownership, same URL!

If you've enjoyed UrbanReviewSTL.com over the last decade please consider making a one-time $10 donation.





Thank you!

Advertisement


FACEBOOK POSTS

Urban Review STL updated their cover photo. ... See MoreSee Less

8 hours ago  ·  

View on Facebook

If you've seen the Humans of New York page you'll be happy to know someone is doing the same for St. Louis. Enjoy! ... See MoreSee Less

“The doctor told my husband, ‘We’re going to put you on a ventilator and let your lungs rest so your body can heal. And as soon as you’re breathing on your own we’re going to take you off of it. But I need your permission.’ My husband was sweating and breathing almost 50-60 times a minute and he pointed to me. The doctor said, ‘You mean you want your wife to make the decision?’ And that’s when I realized what till death do us part really meant. If I had known when I married him that I was going to have to decide when his last living speaking moment would be, I don’t know if I would have had the courage to get married. I looked at my husband and said, ‘You’ve got to go on the ventilator.’ He bowed his head because he couldn’t speak. I said, ‘I love you. I’ll see you when you get off of it.’ And he never got off. That was it. That was the last heartbeat between us.”

8 hours ago  ·  

View on Facebook

Recent Comments

Advertisement

Advertisements







National Partner


theAtlanticCitieslogo1

Archives