Union-Lindell Bridge Reconstruction

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

Aerial view of the Union-Lindell Bridge


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, connecting North City residents to the many cultural institutions within the Park.


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 and the approaching roadways and will improve safety for all modes of public travel. Traffic signal equipment will be updated, and excessive paved width will be repurposed to more productive uses. The project is anticipated to include the following features:

  • Complete removal and reconstruction of two existing structurally deficient bridges.
  • 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 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 Fall 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 survey ended on October 14, 2022. Thank you for your input!

Public Meeting

An open-house-style meeting will be held on January 30, 2024, from 4-7 p.m. at the Forest Park Visitors Center at 5595 Grand Drive in Forest Park. During the public meeting, City officials and consultants will share information about the project that will remove and replace the Union/Lindell bridges over Forest Park Parkway and MetroLink.

The public will also be able to give input on other changes to the roadway approaching the intersection. There will not be a formal presentation, and individuals may attend the meeting at any time during the meeting.


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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