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Old 05-02-2013, 02:49 PM
 
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Report immediately to St Louis to defend the state of Mo. Those vagabonds from Illinois have the ordacity and nerve to want to name the new bridge what they want! How dare they!

St. Louis bridge name draws river of disagreement


By JIM SUHR, Associated Press
Updated May. 2, 2013 @ 11:26 am

ST. LOUIS -- 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.




St. Louis bridge name draws river of disagreement - News - The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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I'm going with Musial Bridge.

Not to discredit our veterans, but I can think of at least 4 "veterans memorial" Highways or Bridges in every state I have visited or lived in.
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:48 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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Heck with IL. Without the bridges, most of the east side would be unemployed. And upon further reflection, the mere fact that our bridge must land on that godforsaken side of the river should grant us the right to name it.
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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On the Missouri side there will be a plaque naming it the Musial Bridge. On the Illinois side a plaque will designate it the Veterans Memorial Bridge.

In the middle?... whooo boy.
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Sector 001
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neither name should be used. Come up with one you can both agree on.
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Old 05-05-2013, 06:02 PM
 
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"Handy Ass Bridge"....done
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Old 05-05-2013, 06:14 PM
 
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Heck with IL. Without the bridges, most of the east side would be unemployed. And upon further reflection, the mere fact that our bridge must land on that godforsaken side of the river should grant us the right to name it.
You mean that progressive, blue, high tax state across the river is in reality a hell hole?

You've got that right!

Of course, the whole state isn't a hell hole. In fact, I rather like a lot of the state, but you have to admit a lot of the communities in the metro east area are indeed ghettos, despite it being such a progressive state. Or maybe because of it.
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Old 05-05-2013, 06:20 PM
 
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Report immediately to St Louis to defend the state of Mo. Those vagabonds from Illinois have the ordacity and nerve to want to name the new bridge what they want! How dare they!

St. Louis bridge name draws river of disagreement


By JIM SUHR, Associated Press
Updated May. 2, 2013 @ 11:26 am

ST. LOUIS -- 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.




St. Louis bridge name draws river of disagreement - News - The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
I love the Cardinals and Musial, but I'm not sure this is the best way to honor the Man. Kind of a faux controversy in my view.
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Old 05-23-2013, 01:17 PM
 
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How about we on the Missouri Side name it the "Highway to Hell"
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Old 05-23-2013, 01:51 PM
 
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"Of course, the whole state isn't a hell hole. In fact, I rather like a lot of the state, but you have to admit a lot of the communities in the metro east area are indeed ghettos, despite it being such a progressive state. Or maybe because of it."

You right wingers need to learn a little history before you talk about what a progressive place IL is or isn't. Illinois doesn't have the cultural settlement patterns to be a progressive state. It's a mix of very divergent cultures, to a somewhat lesser degree than Missouri, that don't necessarily like each other, agree about much of anything, and are bad at working together, hence it is a mess. Just like Michigan after the 1920s, and all the border states and lower midwest industrial centers.
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