January 30, 2005

Eads Bridge Metrolink Re-Use

Category: Transit

eads.jpgSt. Louis: The Eads Bridge was one of the first ever built across the Mississippi, and it's one of the most beautiful, both in terms of grace and engineering.

With the coming of freeways, however, the bridge fell into disrepair and was closed to traffic for many years. In 1993, however, St. Louis brought the bridge back to life as a key segment in their highly successul Metrolink Light Rail system. Considering the alternative could have been demolition, it's a great win-win for all involved!

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Posted by Nick at January 30, 2005 6:33 PM