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Girders over I-44 downtown create link from city to Arch grounds

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- Work continues Sunday downtown on placing girders over Interstate 44 in the area known as the “depressed section”. The large metal support beams will allow CityArchRiver 2015 project workers to place a cover over the highway. A park will be built over the top of the interstate, eliminating the gap that has always existed between downtown and the Arch grounds.

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Interstate 44 is closed in both directions from Broadway to the Poplar Street Bridge and will remain closed through 5:00am Monday. After the lanes reopen, crews will keep the ramp from westbound I-44 to the Poplar Street Bridge closed until before the morning rush on July 18th.