Murdoch Bridge Reopens In Webster Groves

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

WEBSTER GROVES, MO (KTVI) - Tuesday is the day many in Webster Groves have been waiting for. A major artery that connects I-44 with the Webster Groves business district along Big Bend Boulevard is reopening.

That major artery is the Murdoch Avenue Bridge. It`s been closed since April for some much needed repairs but today it is reopening! The shut down created some major headaches for residents and area businesses.

That`s because people lost the most convenient way to get in and out of the Big Bend business district. Tim Brennan, the owner of Cravings- a restaurant, bakery and catering business close to the bridge- tells us his business has been down 50% since the bridge closed.

Webster Groves Mayor Gerry Welch says the impact of the bridge closure on the area has been significant but that the work was needed.  A ribbon cutting is set for 9:00 a.m. Tuesday to celebrate the new bridge.

Then the new Murdoch Avenue Bridge will reopen to traffic. The project cost $2.1 million-- a lot of that was federally funded.