I co-chair the Mississippi River Bridge task force with John Baricevic. We’re meeting again on Friday.
Here are the things I believe:
The new bridge would be good for Downtown and for the City of St. Louis
The region does not currently have the money to build a bridge
There are enough partners at the table — representing both sides of the river to find a way to pay for a bridge
The new bridge will be built
Solving the financing puzzle will require trust and working together. You can’t build a bridge on pointed fingers.