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Monday, July 15, 2013

Bridge on Interstate 70 top be named “Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge”

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – President Barack Obama has signed legislation officially naming the new I-70 bridge over the Mississippi River the “Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge.”

The bridge connects St. Louis and the Metro East

The name is a compromise between Missouri lawmakers, who wanted to honor the late Cardinals’ great Stan Musial, and Illinois lawmakers, who wanted to name the bridge in honor of military veterans.

Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 15, 2013 at 06:02 PM | 15 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: cardinals, d*mn obama, not a bridge to nowhere, st louis. yes, i know that's close to nowhere, st. louis, stan musial

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   1. nymusix Posted: July 16, 2013 at 12:57 AM (#4495460)
At least Stan Musial was actually a veteran. It would seem odd (to me) if they were to name a bridge in honor of veterans whilst also naming it in honor of a baseball legend who didn't even serve.
   2. The Yankee Clapper Posted: July 16, 2013 at 01:12 AM (#4495464)
"Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge"

How long before significant numbers of [not too bright] people believe Musial was Stan's middle name.
   3. All Sleepy knows is what's on the internet Posted: July 16, 2013 at 01:29 AM (#4495466)
How long before significant numbers of [not too bright] people believe Musial was Stan's middle name.


Luckily the bridge is in Missouri, and not New York...

Edit: Also Illinois, which makes more sense. Folks from Illinois will believe anything.
   4. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: July 16, 2013 at 10:43 AM (#4495600)
Now they just need to change Mark McGwire Highway to anything else.
   5. Rants Mulliniks Posted: July 16, 2013 at 11:02 AM (#4495627)
At least they aren't calling it the "Highway of Heroes".
   6. ((('Spos))) Posted: July 16, 2013 at 12:30 PM (#4495755)
How many veterans of Stan Musial are still alive? Do they still suffer post-Stan syndrome?
   7. Greg Pope Posted: July 16, 2013 at 12:36 PM (#4495764)
At least they aren't calling it the "Highway of Heroes".

Hey, I was just on this last week. Although I only knew that because my GPS kept telling me to "Stay on 401/Highway of Heroes". What the heck is the story behind that?
   8. Nasty Nate Posted: July 16, 2013 at 12:37 PM (#4495768)
Ted Williams has a tunnel named after him. And, unlike Musial, he was able to receive the honor as a living person; nice timing Missouri and Illinois!
   9. SoSH U at work Posted: July 16, 2013 at 12:41 PM (#4495772)
Ted Williams has a tunnel named after him. And, unlike Musial, he was able to receive the honor as a living person; nice timing Missouri and Illinois!


If they hadn't waited until he died, they would have had to call it the Stan Musial Veterans Bridge, which would have just sounded silly.

   10. simon bedford Posted: July 16, 2013 at 01:52 PM (#4495871)
"highway of heroes" marks the route thatthe bodies of fallen soldiers often take from cfb Trenton to the forensic lab in Toronto.
   11. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: July 16, 2013 at 01:57 PM (#4495874)
I imagine a bridge shaped like Musial's hunchbacked batting stance.
   12. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: July 16, 2013 at 02:16 PM (#4495888)
I imagine a giant harmonica.
   13. Hack Wilson Posted: July 17, 2013 at 08:34 AM (#4496943)
Rename the uninspiredly named Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron, MI. the Denny McLain Bridge. (This is where Denny lost his way-
McLain was trying to get to the Cracker Barrel, but got tangled in construction and accidentally wound up on the bridge to Canada
and arrested).
   14. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 17, 2013 at 08:50 AM (#4496957)
I can't think of a higher honor than having your name on the bridge that takes you to East Saint Louis.
   15. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: July 17, 2013 at 09:08 AM (#4496971)
They should name the bridge AWAY from East Saint Louis for Stan Musial, and the bridge TOWARDS East Saint Louis after Darrell Porter.

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