ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - A hundred thousand drivers feel like they are driving over a washboard every day during the trek across the Poplar Street Bridge into Illinois.
Though they've heard and seen Department of Transportation crews on both sides of the river try to fix the bridge, MODOT Engineer Deanna Vencker says finding a fix is tough.
The bridge is made of steel and engineers have had a hard time finding a road surface that sticks to it.
However, a temporary fix is coming. MODOT will use a material to resurface the Poplar for the winter until the major work on the Poplar begins in February of 2014.
Crews will shut down two lanes, during the nights and weekends, to do the work in the next four weeks.
They'll replace the westbound ramps on the bridge in 2014. Eastbound ramps and widening the bridge will happen between 2015-2017.