June 1, 2010

Eads Bridge

Once the longest arch bridge in the world upon its completion in 1874, the Eads Bridge spans the Mississipi River and connects Missouri to Illinois.

The 1.9-kilometer long bridge is the first to use steel as primary structural component. The MetroLink light rail travels along its rail deck to connect St. Louis to East St. Louis, IL.

Eads Bridges became part of the National Historic Landmark list in 1964

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