Ground broken for Mississippi River bridge

Monday, April 19, 2010 | 3:19 p.m. CDT; updated 8:48 p.m. CDT, Monday, April 19, 2010

ST. LOUIS — Missouri and Illinois politicians, along with the U.S. Secretary of Transportation, ceremoniously broke ground Monday on the new Mississippi River bridge. The bridge is important in alleviating some of St. Louis' traffic congestion and is the first built in some four decades.