Widow of Man Killed While Working On Bridge Wants It Named After Him

Posted on: 10:35 pm, January 24, 2013, by , updated on: 10:43pm, January 24, 2013

ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI) – The widow of a man who died while building the new Mississippi Bridge is hoping it is named after him.

Andy Gammon, 35, fell off the bridge in March 2012.

“He was working on the bridge to help support his family,” his wife Tracy Gammon said. “He would do anything for us.”

Since the passing of baseball great Stan Musial, lawmakers and thousands of St. Louisans have been advocating for the bridge to be named after Musial.

However, Gammon believes her late husband should be honored, “We love Musial, but we would like Andy to be remembered.”

Gammon left behind his wife and two children. “It is tough because you devote yourself to someone and it is just taken away,” Gammon said.

Gammon says her husband was a humble man who loved spending time with his children, “Those were the moments he lived for,” she said. “You wanted to be with them.”

Several lawmakers are planning to push legislation aimed at naming the bridge after Musial.

There is a Facebook page aimed at getting the bridge named after Gammon. It’s called the “Andy Gammon Memorial Bridge.” The page includes a petition to be sent to Missouri Governor Jay Nixon.

“Andy was so humble he would be shocked by this,” Gammon said.

Visit the Facebook page: Andy Gammon Memorial Bridge

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