An idea has been advanced to save the Missouri River bridge pier that is on land on the south side of the river at Washington. It would be a memorial to the old bridge that is going to be replaced by a new structure. It is evident there is considerable nostalgia about the old bridge that is nearing its 80th birthday.
With landscaping and other additions, it could be made into an attractive memorial as shown in a sketch in the Weekend Missourian. The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has given the city until June 2014 to decide if it wants to have any parts of the old bridge.
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