ST. LOUIS (AP) - Bickering between Missouri and Illinois over how to fund a new Mississippi River bridge in St. Louis stalled the $670 million project for years.
Now, the two states are at odds over what to name the span that's expected to open next year.
The Illinois House unanimously voted this week in favor of a resolution to dub the Interstate 70 span the Veterans Memorial Bridge.
But Missouri lawmakers and key members of Congress from both states think the bridge should bear the name of late St. Louis Cardinals icon Stan ``The Man'' Musial.
Musial, a seven-time batting champion and three-time MVP, died in January at the age of 92. The Hall of Famer and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient also served in the Navy in World War II.
Advertisement

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Cards' Garcia gets another shot at redemption The Cardinals have endured a profoundly disappointing season at home. But can they do enough in the final week of the regular campaign to make the...
Thumbnail Yankees aspire to steal one from Blue Jays Mired in an eight-game losing streak at Rogers Centre, do the Yankees have enough wherewithal to salvage their series finale vs....
Thumbnail Pirates in desperation mode against Cubs Having reached the 99-win plateau for the first time since 1935, will the Cubs hit the century mark tonight?
Thumbnail Tigers vs. Indians Pick The Cleveland Indians look to lock up the AL Central title on the road when they face the Detroit Tigers today at...
Thumbnail Cards, Cubs ready for last regular-season bout   In arguably their most important contest of the season, it’s only fitting that the Cardinals turn to the man who’s fast becoming the team’s new ace.
More inMLB Articles  
Advertisement

MLB Team Pages

Advertisement