Moving Day: Lewis & Clark statue leaving riverfront for higher ground

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The “Captains’ Return” sculpture is being moved from the St. Louis Riverfront Thursday morning.

The sculpture depicts the great explorers Lewis and Clark.

It has been sitting right on the edge of the Mississippi River for years.

Flooding in the area has caused a lot of wear and tear on the sculpture, so its new home is on higher ground and closer to the Arch.

It is currently near the helicopter tour barge.

This move is part of the renovation of the St. Louis Riverfront.