Murdoch Bridge opens


For the first time in almost six months, a car drove across Murdoch Bridge in Webster Groves at approximately 9:15 a.m. on Oct. 16. Construction is complete and the bridge is open.

Webster Groves residents and employees clap as the first car crosses Murdoch Bridge after the opening ceremony on Oct. 16. PHOTO BY MEGAN FAVIGNANO/THE JOURNAL

Webster Groves Mayor Gerry Welch and eight others cut the yellow caution tape, which lined the side of Murdoch Bridge near the Webster Groves Animal Hospital.  A group of approximately 30 Webster Groves residents and employees marched behind the mayor as the caution tape fell to the ground at the opening ceremony. Webster Groves Public Works vehicles followed a fire truck across the bridge after the caution tape was cut.

Leslie Peasel, Bethesda employee, said the bridge construction affected her commute to work. She said with construction complete, Bethesda employees also have greater accessibility to other Bethesda locations.

Murdoch Bridge closed on April 24 and was removed on April 30.



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