An interesting short piece from Urban Review on the usage of the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge on the one year anniversary of its opening. Writer Steve Patterson conducted a poll on his site Sunday and learned his readers were mostly favorable to this bridge.
More interesting to me was his calling the venerable Poplar Street Bridge by its fairly recently re-named name, the William L. Clay Sr. Bridge. I'd wager no one but Patterson uses this name, certainly none of the local news people or traffic reporters call it anything but the Poplar.
Patterson also wants to see some actual traffic counts on all the bridges into downtown to see what's really happening. My experience while coming and going into Illinois each week is that most people are still taking the Poplar unless they're specifically heading into north city or heading for the airport.