SPRINGFIELD, Ill (KSDK) -The Illinois House of Representatives unanimouslypassed legislation Tuesdayto name the new Mississippi River Bridge Veterans' Memorial Bridge.

The bridge, that is currently under construction, will connect Illinois and Missouri in downtown St. Louis.

To name the bridge after veterans, the same legislation would have to be passed by the Senate in Illinois and Missouri.

There also have been proposals to name the bridge after Cardinal-great Stan Musial and a MoDOT worker who died working on the bridge.