When I was 5 years old my Dad had taken my Grandfather and I to watch the demolition of the old J.B. bridge.
We had watched it from a wheel house in either the Wendy Ann or the Helen B tug boat.
It was about 30 years ago and I was very young but I will never forget that and being able to watch it from a St. Louis tug boat. AWESOME
This bridge seems almost identical to the Chester Bridge.
Does anyone know the architect of the Old JB Bridge family history says that it was Marcel Boulicaut
Great pictures of the bridge. I was 7 years old when this bridge was destroyed. I remember my parents taking me down to Cliff Cave in Oakville and watching the bridge be destroyed. As a child my parents would take me over to some place in Illinois for fried fish and I would hate having to go over this bridge. I can remember the new bridge being built and I was always interested in watching what was going on. These pictures brought back alot of memories.
Mr. Hoffman: Yes, it was a toll bridge for the first fifteen years of its life. I have read that the toll was removed sometime in 1959 when the bonds were paid off. The toll collectors booth was on the west end of the bridge in Missouri.
Hi, could you tell me if the JB Bridge was ever a toll bridge???
http://www.americanbridge.net/index.php?option=com_content&t... includes a photo of the old bridge.