Eads Bridge

Image by Herkie

Image by Herkie

The Eads Bridge is a very notable site in St. Louis being the world’s longest arch bridge with an overall length of 6,442 feet. The bridge is named after its designer and builder, James B. Eads and was completed in 1874. It is actually a combined road and railway bridge running across the Mississippi River and connects St. Louis and East St. Louis, Illinois.

Visiting St. Louis wouldn’t be complete without taking a ride down to the Eads Bridge. It is a wonderful sight for everyone taking into account its ribbed steel arch spans, which is said to be a very daring structure and design. The use of steel as a primary structural material for a major bridge project, the use of cantilever support methods and pneumatic caissons also adds up to its audacious structure and design. The bridge became a significant landmark in St. Louis when the Gateway Arch was constructed. It would be great to spend some time in this notable landmark and see the breathtaking Mississippi River.

So what else are you waiting for? Drive down to Eads Bridge with your entire family and spend great moments together!