PaintSquare.com
      | Connect Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook
About | Subscribe | Advertise
  

 

Download our free eResource: Specifier's Choice Guide Download Now

Paint and Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


‘Stan the Span’ to Honor Musial, Worker

Friday, February 22, 2013

More items for Program/Project Management

Comment | More

A plan to name the newest Mississippi River bridge after St. Louis Cardinals legend Stan ‘the Man’ Musial and a worker who died on the project is moving forward in Missouri.

The state's Senate Bill 176 would split naming honors for the bridge and a new stretch of Interstate 70 over the river between the hometown icon who died Jan. 19 and Andy Gammon, 35, a construction crew member who fell to his death in April while working on the bridge.

Gammon, a married father of two children, drowned in the river after falling from the basket of an extended four-wheeled aerial lift that toppled from a barge. 

Gammon worked for the joint venture team of Massman Construction, of Kansas City, MO; Traylor Bros. Inc., of Evansville, IN; and St. Louis-based Alberici Enterprises (MTA). The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued citations against those companies in the case.

Mississipppi River Bridge
MoDOT

Andy Gammon was killed while working on the Mississippi River Bridge. A section of Interstate 70 will be named in his honor.

'A Good Way to Honor Both Folks'

Under the bill, the new bridge crossing the river would be named the "Stan Musial Memorial Bridge," and part of I-70 would be designated as the "Andy Gammon Memorial Highway."

The bill gained first-round approval Wednesday (Feb. 20) in the Missouri Senate.

The measure is sponsored by State Sen. Eric Schmitt, who represents an area of St. Louis County.

“When we had the hearing in the Transportation Committee, a friend of (Gammon's) testified…he wanted his friend remembered in some way, and so we just tried to figure out a way to make that happen," Schmitt told St. Louis Public Radio.

"Naming the bridge after Stan (Musial) and the highway that begins there after Andy (Gammon) seemed like a good compromise and a good way to honor both folks.”

That area of I-70 is currently designated the Mark Twain Highway, after another favorite son of Missouri.

Stan Musial - 1953
Bowman Gum via Wikipedia

Stanislaw Franciszek Musial has a World Series pennant, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, two statues in his honor and, soon, a bridge in his name.

“When we had the hearing in the Transportation Committee, a friend of (Gammon's) testified…he wanted his friend remembered in some way, and so we just tried to figure out a way to make that happen," Schmitt said. "Naming the bridge after Stan (Musial) and the highway that begins there after Andy (Gammon) seemed like a good compromise and a good way to honor both folks.”

Stan the Man

The bill needs one more vote before moving to the Missouri House. The bridge and highway names would also need the approval of Illinois lawmakers.

Naming the bridge after Stan "the Man" Musial is not a reach for the region. St. Louis is a diehard baseball town, and Musial (though a Pennsylvania native) is a legend. The Hall of Famer played his entire 22-season career for the Cardinals and, as general manager, took the team to a World Series pennant in 1967.

In 2011, President Obama presented the then-90-year-old Musial with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor that can be bestowed on a civilian in the United States.

More important to Musial's local fans, his statue outside Busch Stadium has long been a hub of ballpark life.

   

Tagged categories: Access; Bridges; Construction; Fatalities; General contractors; Health and safety; OSHA; Roads/Highways

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

Desco Mfg. Co., Inc.

Dust - Free Surface Prep
Made EASY!

Efficient-Fast clean/remove
Advanced Containment
Safe - Well Below OSHA
Yes! - Innovative Solutions!
DESCO Mfg.Co., Inc.
www.descomfg.com
800-337-2648


Titan Tool, Inc.
Power, Precision, Reliability. Titan PowrCoat Series.

PREMIUM COMES STANDARD. Power, precision and reliability are built into each unit including Severe Service which means twice the life with no maintenance. For maximum uptime, durability and ease of use, nothing performs like the PowrCoat™ from Titan.


Blastman Robotics Ltd.
Robotic Blast Cleaning

Replace manual blasting with new Blastman robot models. Contact us to boost your production and save costs!


SAFE Systems, Inc.
Portable Blast &
Recovery Equipment

Trailer or skid mounted blast and recovery equipment. Systems designed for maximum versatility, environmental compliance
and overall cost savings.
Call 1-800-634-7278


Novatek Corporation
Novatek Corporation, Dustless Coatings Removal

Strip, clean and profile all dust free! Comply with new lead standards. Contact today: (866) 563-7800


Atlantic Design, Inc.
CLICK HERE

to see what we did to this dust collector! ADI can increase the efficiency and life of your equipment! Any brand, for less than new! 866.Call.ADI


US Minerals
US Minerals -
Black Magnum

With nationwide production and distribution capabilities, U.S. Minerals supplies a complete range of coal slag and other abrasives to meet all of your blasting needs.


HoldTight Solutions Inc.
NO FLASH RUST - NO CONTAMINANTS

Our HoldTight®102 salt remover & flash rust
preventer prevents flash
rust by removing surface contaminants. Contact us
for your nearest distributor.
(800) 319.8802 sales@holdtight.com


Wasser High-Tech Coatings Inc.
Polyflex® Polyurea Linings

Polyflex ™ new Polyurea Geotextile Membrane System has been specifically engineered to protect the environment in containment applications.
www.polyflexlinings.com


able equipment rental
RENTALS | SALES | SERVICE | PARTS

Construction equipment, plus compressors up to 1,800 cfm of air power & a fleet of service vehicles providing repairs to customer owned fleets. 866-468-2666.
www.ableequipment.com

 
 
 
Technology Publishing

The Technology Publishing Network

The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) PaintSquare
Durability + Design Paint BidTracker

 
EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us
 

© Copyright 2000-2016, Technology Publishing / PaintSquare, All rights reserved
2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951; Tel 1-412-431-8300; Fax 1-412-431-5428; E-mail webmaster@paintsquare.com