ST. LOUIS (KSDK) -- Here's a quick look at the big stories expected to unfold in St. Louis on Friday.
Apartments to reopen after destructive fire. A grand opening celebration is planned Friday morning for the 3949 Lindell Apartments. Last July, a 5-alarm fire destroyed much of the building, which sits on Lindell, just west of Vandeventer. Today's ceremony will pay tribute to firefighters, and members of the community who helped the apartment's residents cope with their loss.
Crews move closer to reopening westbound span of the Blanchette Bridge. On Friday morning, MoDOT will host a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new westbound span of the Blanchette Bridge. Crews will then begin the process of shifting traffic back onto the westbound span. Drivers should be able to use the new bridge on August 16th, with a goal of having five lanes in each direction open to traffic by the end of the month. The project cost an estimated $64 million.
Food Truck Friday rolls into Tower Grove Park. Always a popular event, it's once again time for Food Truck Friday. The monthly event features the best food trucks in St. Louis, all in one place. Food Truck Friday runs from 4:30 to 8 p.m. in Tower Grove Park, but plan to arrive early if you want to avoid long lines.
One last chance to catch a show at The Muny. The outdoor theater wraps up its 2013 season on Sunday in Forest Park. Performances of 'West Side Story' begin at 8:15 p.m. on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. About 1,500 free seats are available for each show, but it's first come, first served. Check out Heidi Glaus' story about the fans at The Muny.
Redbirds, Rams & Real Madrid. The Cardinals look to rebound after dropping 3 of 4 games to the surging Dodgers. The division-rival Cubs will open a 3-game set at Busch Stadium tonight. Meantime, the Rams open preseason play with a loss in Cleveland to the Browns. And, while the Rams are away, the Edward Jones Dome will host an international soccer match this weekend. Real Madrid will play Inter Milan at the Dome on Saturday.