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  Eads Bridge
Celebrating the re-opening of the Eads Bridge on the 4th of July is significant because the bridge originally opened on the 4th of July in 1874.
Eads, more than likely, would be puzzled by the display of exuberant amateur athleticism, not to mention all the publicly exposed flesh, initiating new life for the crossing.
Eads was convinced that the Union must be master of the Mississippi and he pleaded his case to Edward Bates, President Lincoln's attorney general.
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 Eads Bridge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Eads knew that this must be done as he had been 65 feet below the river surface at Cairo, and there he had found the river bottom to be a moving mass at least three feet deep.
Eads was absolutely convinced his bridge must be laid on bed rock, even if he had to go through 100 feet of sand to lay his piers on rock.
One curious detail connected with the building of the bridge in that the Milwaukee, a double turreted gun boat, which Eads had built, and had served in the war was bought from a junk dealer and her iron hull was used in making the caissons.
www.eslarp.uiuc.edu /ibex/archive/guidebook/EadsBridge.htm   (1279 words)

 EADS BRIDGE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
However, once in Washington, Eads disregarded the compromise plan of the rival Illinois and St. Louis Bridge Company, and lobbied for a law that stipulated an arch bridge with a minimum height of 50 feet above the highwater mark of 1826, which was 711 feet lower than the flood of 1844.
Eads, fearing the consequences of a well organized movement against the bridge, worked out a compromise with the rival bridge company, and in 1867 they merged (Bond 1969:55).
However, no serious damage was done to the bridge construction, and by 1872 the piers had all been laid to bedrock and the approach arches across the levees in East St. Louis and St. Louis completed (Plates 5 and 6).
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 Historic Bridges of the United States
The former toll bridge, mismanaged for years by the city of Venice before it was condemned in 2001, is being refurbished to accomodate two lanes of vehicle traffic, with outside lanes for bicycles and pedestrians.
If the bridge, or any part thereof, is transferred to another party, deed covenants may require the new owner to maintain the bridge in accordance with established standards for historic bridges.
Joseph Dice is reported to have built 30 to 40 wire suspension bridges in central Missouri, with 6 still remaining (although one is doomed).
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 EADS BRIDGE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The bridge lately built across the Mississippi at St. Louis has a compound system of steel tubular arches supporting the truss and road-beds.
The middle arch has but one fellow in the world, that of Kuilinburg, in Holland, Its engineer is Captain Eads, and it has lately been opened amidst great rejoicing.
It has a double-track railway upon the lower level, and a roadway thirty-four feet wide and two footways each eight feet wide upon the upper level.
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 Historic Bridges of the U.S. | Eads Bridge | St. Louis, Missouri, and St. Clair County, Illinois
Historic Bridges of the U.S. Eads Bridge
Keystone Bridge Co. of Pittsburgh contracted to erect the steel arches
Louis acquires the bridge in a trade with the Terminal Railroad Association for the MacArthur Bridge
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 Built St. Louis: Eads Bridge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Eads Bridge is among the most significant structures in St. Louis (the others being the Arch, the Wainright, and Union Station).
It is a prominent feature of downtown and the riverfront, to the point of being featured in numerous postcard views.
Historically, it was the first bridge to cross the Mississippi at St. Louis (and among the very first to cross it anywhere).
www.builtstlouis.net /eads01.html   (182 words)

 Beyond Brilliance: Eads Bridge Metrolink Re-Use
Louis: The Eads Bridge was one of the first ever built across the Mississippi, and it's one of the most beautiful, both in terms of grace and engineering.
With the coming of freeways, however, the bridge fell into disrepair and was closed to traffic for many years.
In 1993, however, St. Louis brought the bridge back to life as a key segment in their highly successul Metrolink Light Rail system.
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