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Eads Bridge

Corner of Washington Ave & Memorial Drive, Saint Louis, MO
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Grand Landmark

This year marks hundred and fifty years since the start of the construction of Eads Bridge over the... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2017
irina g
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Illinois
Walk around nd

I under stand Thavmr easdes walked an elephnanypt across the bridge to show it was sound and well... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2017
Norman R
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Vilamoura, Portugal
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Corner of Washington Ave & Memorial Drive, Saint Louis, MO
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

This year marks hundred and fifty years since the start of the construction of Eads Bridge over the Mississippi River , and it took seven years of innovative engineering and pioneer construction work to put it into service in 1874. The bridge is almost half...More

1  Thank irina g
Reviewed 23 January 2017

I under stand Thavmr easdes walked an elephnanypt across the bridge to show it was sound and well constructed is that true and is there a pic to prove it I wud like to see that the bridge is a land mark i n history...More

Thank Norman R
Reviewed 22 January 2017

What may be just a bridge or form of transport to some , is actually a high point in the history of St.Louis ! It marked the first permanent crossing of the Mississippi and sped up the development of not just the city but the...More

1  Thank Skeney57
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

The first bridge in the area to cross the Mississippi, built in their to late 19th century. Put St. Louis squarely in the ongoing and future limelight. Allowed trains to go east and west, and thus through St. Louis. Unique architecture and engineering for its...More

Thank jishenker
Reviewed 8 September 2016

The Eads Bridge is something of a historical monument for St Louis. That being said, it's just a bridge. There is a pedestrian walkway which affords you many photo opportunities, or a way to walk in between casinos if that's your thing. Occasionally, the city...More

1  Thank Ernie B
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Eads Bridge is one of the oldest in St. Louis and is one of the few pedestrians can walk across. Spanning the Mississippi just north of the Arch, there are good views of the city and the Arch from the middle. Metro stations connect the...More

3  Thank Jenn M
Reviewed 19 June 2016

As noted in the review of Gateway Arch, the best way to see the Arch is via foot, via riverboat, and via hotel room view - but NOT inside. Similarly, the best way to see this bridge is to pass under it via riverboat cruise.

Thank LV_Lee
Reviewed 9 May 2016

Before the Eads, there was no bridge across the Mississippi. How fortunate we are to have this historic structure just north of the Arch. While tough to get to during the renovation, it is worth going to see. The beauty and grace of the bridge...More

Thank Stu K
Reviewed 4 February 2016

The first Railroad Bridge over the Mississippi River at St. Louis. Built in 1874. A bridge they thought couldn't be built due to each arch being 100 yards wide. You can walk onto it to get a great view of the river and skyline including...More

Thank stlxer
Reviewed 29 September 2015

The first time I crossed the Mississippi River on the Eads Bridge, from Illinois to Missouri, it was in 1966 and I was going to interview for a job at the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. At that time, the Eads Bridge was the only way to...More

3  Thank Taylor B
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