Pavement Ends
James Baughn

The bridges of St. Louis

Posted Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at 8:45 AM


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  • Nice pictures and comments. Really enjoyed them.

    -- Posted by Retired93 on Fri, Jul 8, 2011, at 8:25 AM
  • Wow,I knew MO had a wealth of bridges but some of these are beautiful!

    -- Posted by crowleysridgegirl on Fri, Jul 8, 2011, at 5:53 PM
  • Repairing major damage to the Eads Bridge, nearly 100 years after its construction, confirmed Eads brillance noted above, proving that his bridge was built so that "... individual pieces could be easily removed for repair or replacement." After a barge collision in 1969 halted train traffic, American Bridge was hired to repair the structure. With stresses being monitored by Washington University engineers, the bridge was jacked apart, the damaged section removed, and a new section installed, restoring full train traffic to the iconic structure.

    Joe Kannapell, PE, a student assistant in 1970 repair.

    -- Posted by kannapell on Thu, Nov 10, 2011, at 6:03 PM