A new bridge in St. Cloud over the Mississippi River was dedicated today with much fanfare and will open to vehicle traffic Thursday.
Along with the usual pool of politicians — U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, state Reps. Steve Gottwalt and Larry Haws, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Mayor Dave Kleis and state Sen. Tarryl Clark — two people who helped name the bridge were involved in today’s ceremonial first walk-over, said the St. Cloud Times.
Pauline Hoover and Frank Danzl got to attend because they’re credited with coming up with “Granite City Crossing” for the bridge’s name. It replaces the old De Soto Bridge, which had been found to have structural problems.