The Bridge

The new Mississippi River Bridge will be a 1,500 foot cable-stayed bridge across the Mississippi River between Metro East and St. Louis, Missouri. The bridge is two lanes in each direction, but is wide enough to be restriped for three lanes in each direction if traffic volumes warrant and additional funding is secured. In addition, the bridge project includes approaches on the Illinois and Missouri sides to get traffic to the bridge.

Select a point on the graphic or one of the links below to learn more about the bridge.

Bridge Illustration
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  1. What will the new bridge look like?(5.9 MB)
  2. What is a cable stayed bridge?(86 KB)
  3. How is the bridge foundation tested?(249 KB)
  4. How are bridge piers selected? (71 KB)