Martin Luther King Bridge closed until Oct. 23

| 10/12/2009

Truckers who cross the Mississippi River and St. Louis will face an even bigger than normal headache for the next few weeks. The Martin Luther King bridge was closed to all traffic Monday and is to stay closed until Oct. 23.

The bridge normally handles an overflow of traffic from three interstates and U.S. Highway 40. Almost 30,000 vehicles a day cross the bridge.

The closure was ordered so crews could widen lanes and install a concrete barrier to prevent cross-over wrecks.