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Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge Ribbon Cutting Saturday Afternoon

February 4, 2014 Featured, STL Region, Transportation No Comments

This coming Saturday those willing to brave the cold weather can walk/bike/jog across the new Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge.

Looking east from a ramp in September 2013 before the I-70 to Tucker ramp opened.
Looking east from a ramp in September 2013 before the I-70 to Tucker ramp opened.
Drivers entering Missouri will have the choice between taking Tucker into downtown St. Louis or westbound I-70 toward Kansas City
Drivers entering Missouri will have the choice between taking Tucker into downtown St. Louis or westbound I-70 toward Kansas City

Here’s information on Saturday’s events:

  • 8 a.m. – 6K Run. Details on cost, where to meet and registration are available at: bigriverrunning.com/bridgerun.
  • 10 a.m. – Cycling Time Trials. Space is limited. Details on cost, where to meet and registration are available at bigriverrunning.com/bridgerun. In addition, those interested can participate in the biathalon, which allows them to compete in both the 6K run and the cycling time trials.
  • Noon – the bridge opens to the public.
  • 2 p.m. – ribbon cutting ceremony.
  • 3 p.m. – Ceremonial first crossing. Participating in the crossing is limited to various military and classic car groups. All available spots for the crossing are filled.
  • 4 p.m. – The bridge closes to the public.

You must be registered to be on the bridge before noon.  Additional information can be found at http://www.newriverbridge.org, including a shuttle bus from the Convention Center MetroLink.  I’ll probably take a regular MetroBus.

Still hard to believe this day is almost here.

— Steve Patterson

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