Today I drove up North Broadway from downtown and observed the progress that has been made on the new Cass Avenue Bridge (that’s what I’m calling it). This is an exciting new project which opens up the possibility to reverse the terrible decision we made, sending highway 70 right through Downtown St. Louis and cutting it off from the Arch/Riverfront. CitytoRiver is still working to turn this great opportunity into reality.
The Contractors, it seems, are also working quickly to make this bridge a reality. A good portion of the land approach has been built (presumably on both sides of the river), and the large number of cranes on both sides makes me think that it won’t be too long until they start to cross the Mississippi.
After my visit today I look forward to the view of Downtown St. Louis that will be enjoyed from the bridge once it has been completed. By climbing up on a big pile of dirt and concrete I was able to to get a sneak peak.
I even think it was worth the risks I took with my Wallabees.
For more photos of the Cass Avenue Bridge see my Flickr set here.