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Address: 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 Mississippi River , and it took seven years of innovative engineering and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 a mile long, well seen from the high-way and from the Saint Louis downtown area.... More 

Thank irina g
Vilamoura, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 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 and how the west was won

Thank Norman R
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed January 22, 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 whole region. The bridge is in good shape for its age and still speeds trains... More 

Thank Skeney57
Columbia, Missouri
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Reviewed January 15, 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 day. Was built in a way so river traffic never affected during construction.

Thank jishenker
Ballwin, Missouri
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Reviewed September 8, 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 will close down the bridge for a party (though I can't recall that happening recently).... More 

Thank Ernie B
Edwardsville, Illinois
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Reviewed June 25, 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 ends of the bridge. Use the Metro to go across the bridge or just enter... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed June 18, 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
Chesterfield, Missouri
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Reviewed May 9, 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 is unique.

Thank Stu K
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed February 4, 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 the Arch. There is a Casino on the Illinois side. Laclede's Landing, which has bars... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed September 29, 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 cross into downtown St. Louis and I remember thinking the bridge was so old that... More 

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