New bridge connects Illinois & Missouri

Published 02/10 2014 05:44PM

Updated 02/10 2014 05:45PM

ILLINOIS-MISSOURI -- A new bridge connecting Illinois and Missouri is now open. The Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge helps ease congestion on I-70 going into and out of St. Louis.

The $700 million project was paid for by Illinois, Missouri and the federal government. Transportation officials say it's the third longest cable bridge in the country.

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