Union-Lindell Bridge Reconstruction

Reconstruction of the Union-Lindell bridge over Forest Park Parkway and MetroLink.

Aerial view of the Union-Lindell Bridge

Background

The intersection of Union and Lindell Boulevards, minor arterial streets, is supported on two independent bridge structures spanning Forest Park Parkway, an east-west principal arterial, and MetroLink light rail tracks. The intersection serves as a major entrance on the north side of Forest Park and connecting North City residents to the many cultural institutions located within the Park.

Scope

The project proposes the complete removal and reconstruction of the Union-Lindell Bridges over Forest Park Parkway and MetroLink. The project limits encompass the intersection as well as the approaching roadways and will improve safety for all modes of the traveling public. Traffic signal equipment will be updated and excessive paved width with be repurposed to more productive uses. The project is anticipated to include the following features:

  • Complete removal of two existing structurally deficient bridges to be replaced with one single span bridge.
  • Bicycle and pedestrian related improvements.
  • New energy-efficient LED roadway lighting.
  • New traffic signals and fiber optic connections.
  • Traffic calming measures.
  • Aesthetic elements installed on or off the bridge including but not limited to decorative fencing, architectural elements, signage, monuments and including landscaping sensitive to the context of the Forest Park and the surrounding neighborhoods.

Prior Studies and Reports

Project Submittals

Project Budget

  • Design: $2.1 million federally funded with 20% local match
  • Construction: $25 million federally funded with 20% local match

Project Schedule

Project Schedule
Schematic Design Fall 2022
Preliminary Design Summer 2023
Community Engagement Ongoing
Final Design Winter 2024
Community Engagement Ends TBD
**Remainder of schedule is dependent on funding and subject to change**
Bidding, Executing Construction Contract, and Construction 2025

Seeking Public Comment

The City of St. Louis is seeking input from the public. Please take a moment to complete the survey below:

Lindell-Union Bridge Reconstruction Survey

The survey will remain open through October 14, 2022.

Contact

For additional information please contact:

Kevin Trapp, P.E.
City of St. Louis Board of Public Service
City Hall Room 301
1200 Market Street
St. Louis, MO 63103

Melvine Nassi
City of St. Louis Board of Public Service
City Hall Room 301
1200 Market Street
St. Louis, MO 63103

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