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Eads Bridge

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Identification

Eads Bridge
267782

Map

Structure in General

bridge
existing [completed]

Usages

metro station rail traffic vehicle traffic

Facts

  • This is the first and oldest bridge to use steel extensively.
  • This two level bridge allows automobile traffic on the top deck and train traffic on the lower deck, which is currently used by the MetroLink transportation system.
  • The Eads Bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1964.
  • The Eads Bridge is the oldest bridge span across the Mississippi River.

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Location

Mississippi River crossing at Washington Avenue
Downtown
St. Louis
Missouri
U.S.A.

Technical Data

1869
1874

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