ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - Thousands of people use it on their way to work, and now, the Poplar Street Bridge is getting a new name.
The Missouri side of the bridge will be named after Congressman William Lacy Clay Sr., who was elected to the House of Representatives in 1968. He was Missouri's first African-American congressman.
In 2000, he was succeeded by his son, William Lacy Clay Jr.
The bridge was originally named for St. Louis Mayor Bernard F. Dickman.
The bridge ceremony is slated for 10 a.m. near the federal court house.