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3rd Street Bridge

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Third Street Highway

January 23, 1953

Missouri State Archives

License: Public domain: Released by author

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BH Photo #449555

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Description 

Harold Bartholomew first envisioned an elevated highway along Third Street in 1928. It took seven years to build the 2.3 mile Third Street Expressway and hundreds of buildings were wiped out. It opened on October 15, 1955. It was later designated to carry I-55. In 2014, I-44 was extended to the new Stan Musial Bridge and it now carries 44 as well. This area underwent significant reconstruction and rehabilitation in 2016-2017 to replace the outmoded ramps to and from the Poplar Street Bridge.

Facts 

Location
St. Louis, Missouri
Status
Open to traffic
History
Opened in 1955 carried US 66 1955-1977
Also called
Third Street Highway Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.61458, -90.19462   (decimal degrees)
38°36'52" N, 90°11'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/744256/4277740 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 85495 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1955 (422)
Built during 1950s (3,592)
Interstate 44 (7)
Interstate 55 (11)
Missouri (6,090)
Open (38,304)
Owned by state (14,856)
St. Louis, Missouri (144)
US 66 (265)

Update Log 

  • June 10, 2019: New photos from Joe Sonderman