The St Louis Eads Bridge, opened in 1874 and designated a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark, is being rehabilitated so that its three spans can again carry trains across the Mississippi River. In surprisingly good condition for a 118-year-old bridge, the Eads has two transportation levels carried on a framework of steel members built above 4 trussed arches. All the work under way is designed to strengthen the bridge to carry Metro Link, a light-rail system under construction between the city's international airport and East St Louis across the river in Illinois. The road deck will be rebuilt at a later date. Studies rated the trussed arches competent to carry rail and road traffic. Surveys indicated that replacement would be needed for some floor beams supporting the tracks, stringers, struts and diagonal bracing.

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    McGraw-Hill, Incorporated

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  • Publication Date: 1992-1-6

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  • Pagination: p. 20-21
  • Serial:
    • ENR
    • Volume: 228
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: McGraw-Hill, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0891-9526

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  • Accession Number: 00618837
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1992 12:00AM