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Address: Corner of Washington Ave & Memorial Drive, Saint Louis, MO

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Historic, need to see

The first bridge in the area to cross the Mississippi, built in their to late 19th century. Put St. Louis squarely in the ongoing and future limelight. Allowed trains to go east... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
jishenker
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Columbia, Missouri
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Columbia, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The first bridge in the area to cross the Mississippi, built in their to late 19th century. Put St. Louis squarely in the ongoing and future limelight. Allowed trains to go east and west, and thus through St. Louis. Unique architecture and engineering for its day. Was built in a way so river traffic never affected during construction.

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Ballwin, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

The Eads Bridge is something of a historical monument for St Louis. That being said, it's just a bridge. There is a pedestrian walkway which affords you many photo opportunities, or a way to walk in between casinos if that's your thing. Occasionally, the city will close down the bridge for a party (though I can't recall that happening recently).... More 

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Edwardsville, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

Eads Bridge is one of the oldest in St. Louis and is one of the few pedestrians can walk across. Spanning the Mississippi just north of the Arch, there are good views of the city and the Arch from the middle. Metro stations connect the ends of the bridge. Use the Metro to go across the bridge or just enter... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

As noted in the review of Gateway Arch, the best way to see the Arch is via foot, via riverboat, and via hotel room view - but NOT inside. Similarly, the best way to see this bridge is to pass under it via riverboat cruise.

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

Before the Eads, there was no bridge across the Mississippi. How fortunate we are to have this historic structure just north of the Arch. While tough to get to during the renovation, it is worth going to see. The beauty and grace of the bridge is unique.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

The first Railroad Bridge over the Mississippi River at St. Louis. Built in 1874. A bridge they thought couldn't be built due to each arch being 100 yards wide. You can walk onto it to get a great view of the river and skyline including the Arch. There is a Casino on the Illinois side. Laclede's Landing, which has bars... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

The first time I crossed the Mississippi River on the Eads Bridge, from Illinois to Missouri, it was in 1966 and I was going to interview for a job at the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. At that time, the Eads Bridge was the only way to cross into downtown St. Louis and I remember thinking the bridge was so old that... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

I was honored to drive across the first bridge in this area across the Mississippi River .. what a piece of history

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wilds of New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015

A but surprised to find that the eastern end of the bridge was not in any way an extension of the city at its western end, but rather a "casinos-in-suburbia" setting. Nonetheless, we rode the transit train to the Illinois side, and had the experience of walking back west across the Mississippi River. The western terminus puts you at Laclede's... More 

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St. Louis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2015

An engineering marvel. You must stand beneath and praise and worship the majesty. Stones, brick, and steel. It is an artistic achievement also.

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