St. Louis (KSDK) -- Crews constructing the Mississippi River Bridge in downtown St. Louis have spent more than a million hours on the job.
Crews topped the million hours mark on September 30.
Of those hours, more than 23 percent were performed by minority construction workers, and just over 5 percent were performed by female construction workers. The Department of Labor has set goals to encourage at least 14.7 percent of the workforce be minority workers and at least 6.9 percent of the workforce be female.
The 1,500 foot cable-stayed bridge will cross the Mississippi River and connect the Metro East and St. Louis. It will have two lanes in each direction.
The main span has been under construction since February 2010 and should be open in early 2014.