The Stan Musial Bridge is Coming Closer to Reality Senior Bridge correspondent, Mike Licht, brought us this update from

Legislation naming the new Mississippi River bridge after the late St. Louis Cardinals baseball great, Stan Musial, passed the U.S. Senate by unanimous consent.

The measure is sponsored jointly by Missouri and Illinois senators; a similar proposal is pending in the U.S. House.

Here’s what senators said about it:

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.”“There’s nobody I’d rather see welcoming folks into St. Louis than our hometown hero, Stan Musial.”

Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo.” “Stan was a true hero to so many Americans, both on and off the field. This is a great way for us remember his legacy for years to come.”

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.: “Naming the I-70 Bridge after Cardinals legend Stan Musial would be a fitting honor to a great American hero and the values he stood for.”

Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill.: “Stan Musial gave his all to the St. Louis and Metro East region and this is just one small way we can honor that legacy.”