A Pioneering Structure: The Eads Bridge

The Eads Bridge that crossed the Mississippi River at St. Louis, Missouri was designed by one of the great engineers in American History, James Buchanan Eads. The bridge was the first of its kind to use predominantly steel for its structural system, the first to use pneumatic caissons, and one of the first to be built using cantilevered construction. This article places the Eads Bridge in historic context.


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  • Accession Number: 01662636
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Mar 5 2018 10:51AM