Should The New Mississippi River Bridge Be Named After Stan Musial?
A KMOX petition campaign is gaining steam and prominent Missouri State Senators are backing the idea with legislation.
In the days since Stan Musial passed away Saturday night, tributes have poured in from around St. Louis, the baseball world and beyond. Everyone, it seems, has a Stan Musial story.
He may already have a statue outside Busch Stadium, but something even bigger could be on the way.
KMOX Radio has started a petition campaign urging the Governors of Missouri and Illiniois to name new bridge spanning the Mississippi River in Musial's honor. KMOX reports the bridge will be finished next year.
Late Tuesday afternoon, State Senators John Lamping (R-Ladue) and Eric Schmidt (R-Glendale) confirmed that they had filed legislation on the issue. Lawmakers in both Missouri and Illinois must agree on the official name of th bridge.
Visitation for Musial, who died at the age of 92, will be held Thursday at Cathedral Basillica of St. Louis, with a funeral service and a procession to his statue at Busch, scheduled for Saturday.
Tell us what you think---should officials name the Mississippi River Bridge in honor of Stan Musial? What if they made it the Musial-Banks Bridge, as a way to recognize Ernie Banks?