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St. Louis, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The James B. Eads Bridge

 
 
American Institute of Steel Construction plaque image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, September 14, 2019
1. American Institute of Steel Construction plaque
Inscription.  
Special Award of Recognition
Honoring
The James B. Eads Bridge

For its outstanding historical significance and for 100 years of service to the nation

First construction alloy steel bridge and largest bridge of any type when built
Opened to Traffic in 1874

[Lower plaque:]
Eads Bridge

has been designated a
Registered National
Historic Landmark


under the provisions of the
Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935
This site possesses exceptional value
in commemorating and illustrating
the history of the United States

U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service

1964

 
Erected 1974 by American Institute of Steel Construction.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list. A significant historical date for this entry is August 21, 1935.
 
Location. 38° 37.753′ 
National Historic Landmark plaque image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, September 14, 2019
2. National Historic Landmark plaque
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N, 90° 10.937′ W. Marker is in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on North Leonor K Sullivan Boulevard just south of Lucas Avenue, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 606 North 1st Street, Saint Louis MO 63102, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rue Royale (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Missouri Hotel (about 600 feet away); La Grande Rue (about 600 feet away); Action and Reaction (about 700 feet away); Gateway to the West (about 700 feet away); Freedom Denied, Freedom Gained (approx. 0.2 miles away); Commercial Beginnings (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rue de l’Eglise (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
 
Also see . . .  (PDF) Eads Bridge. National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form, 1968. (Submitted on October 17, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
The James B. Eads Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, September 14, 2019
3. The James B. Eads Bridge Marker
The James B. Eads Bridge, 1995 image. Click for full size.
From Builtstlouis.net
4. The James B. Eads Bridge, 1995
The St. Louis Bridge.<br>The Erection<br>The Ribs Completed and the Roadways Begun. image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress
5. The St. Louis Bridge.
The Erection
The Ribs Completed and the Roadways Begun.
From A History of the St. Louis Bridge by C.M. Woodward. St. Louis; G.I. Jones and Company, 1881, Plate XLV.
The James B. Eads Bridge and approaches, 1993 image. Click for full size.
From Builtstlouis.net, September 18, 2019
6. The James B. Eads Bridge and approaches, 1993
James B. Eads image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress
7. James B. Eads
Photo between 1865 and 1880, Brady-Handy photograph collection.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 17, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   4. submitted on September 18, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   5. submitted on October 17, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   6. submitted on September 18, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   7. submitted on October 17, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

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