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Eads Bridge
Society: ASCE Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Water Transportation Era: 1870-1879 DateCreated: 1874 Eads Bridge East St. Louis State: IL Zip: 62201 Country: USA Website: http://www.asce.org/Project/Eads-Bridge/ Creator: Eads, James

In the decade following the Civil War, the Mississippi River began to lose its standing as the primary transport artery in the Midwest. Railroads were taking over, and Chicago was rapidly becoming the center of Midwestern commerce. The Eads Bridge was the first major railroad link over the Mississippi, constructed by the city of St. Louis in an attempt to maintain its dominance as a regional commercial hub.

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1971
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Patrick Yodarus (CC BY-SA 2.0) Image Caption: Eads Bridge Era_date_from: 1874
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In the decade following the Civil War, the Mississippi River began to lose its standing as the primary transport artery in the Midwest. Railroads were taking over, and Chicago was rapidly becoming the center of Midwestern commerce. The Eads Bridge was the first major railroad link over the…

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