St. Louis bridge temporarily closed after bomb scare

Thursday, August 17, 2006

ST. LOUIS -- One of the bridges crossing the Mississippi River at St. Louis was briefly closed Wednesday due to a bomb scare, but nothing suspicious was found.

Bomb and arson investigators were called in around noon after a book bag was found on the Eads Bridge. The bag did not contain anything suspicious, and the bridge was reopened after a little more than an hour.

The bridge connects St. Louis and East St. Louis, Ill.

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