St. Louis bridge closure postponed until late June
Saturday, June 8, 2013
VENICE, Ill. (AP) — Commuters who use the McKinley Bridge linking St. Louis to Illinois are catching a break after officials said they'll postpone plans to shut down the Mississippi River span for repairs.
The Illinois Department of Transportation had sought to close the 103-year-old bridge this weekend. But they've pushed that back and now will begin repairs on June 29.
The repairs are expected to take a weekend.
The department says shutting down the span between northern St. Louis and Venice is necessary to clean and seal the bridge's deck.
The bridge handles about 14,000 vehicles a day.
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