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Stan the span?

Wed, 23 Jan 2013 06:03:26 CST
By: AP

A campaign to name a new Mississippi River bridge at Saint Louis for the late Cardinals great Stan Musial is already gaining momentum. Musial died Saturday at age 92 and will be laid to rest this week. The bridge carrying Interstate 70 over the Mississippi between downtown Saint Louis and Illinois is scheduled to open in 2014. Two Missouri state senators introduced identical bills Tuesday to name it the "Stan Musial Memorial Bridge." The sponsors are Eric Schmitt and John Lamping, both Republicans from Saint Louis County. Illinois lawmakers would also have to approve the naming legislation.

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