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  •  Yes. Rachel Did A Great Piece On It (1+ / 0-)
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    here4tehbeer

    MO wants it to be the Stan Musial Bridge. IL (my state) want it to be the Veterans Memorial Bridge. Rachel noted why not call it the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge.

    It is kind of embarrassing cause these two states have been fighting about this bridge for more than a decade. And it is sad cause if you don't live in this area you might not realize there is this large body of water called the Mississippi River. You might think there would be a lot of ways to get across, alas there are not.

    And the current bridge is literally falling down. I mean literally.

    •  I believe TRMS is where I first heard of it, but I (1+ / 0-)
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      webranding

      couldn't recall which two states were at odds.

      As for the river itself, I remember quite well the great flood of 1993 and how it crippled the midwest.  Lots of folks took those routes for granted until they disappeared.

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      by here4tehbeer on Wed Jul 10, 2013 at 01:25:39 PM PDT

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      •  It Is FUBAR. The Highway In IL is 64 (2+ / 0-)
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        here4tehbeer, Lily O Lady

        but changes to 40 when you get to MO. We can't even agree on the name of the road. Heck it is a major highway. IL upgraded and expanded the lanes to it ten years before MO could get it done (and we had an agreement to do it at the same time).

        And in a lot of other comments here I mentioned our rail system, which is actually kind of nice. That is a total other cluster fu*k.

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