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Eighteenth Street Bridge

Photos 

East Side Of North Approach Roadway. View To Southwest

Photo taken February 1984 by David K. Atkinson for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #122946

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss on Eighteenth Street over the railroad tracks just south of the US 40/I-64 viaduct and Union Station
Location
St. Louis, Missouri
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1908-1910 by the American Bridge Co., reusing piers and abutments from a previous deck truss bridge constructed in 1882. Closed to traffic June 20, 1983, but remained open to pedestrians. Replaced by a new four-lane bridge in 1986.
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Design
Pin-connected, 11-panel Parker through truss with pony plate girder approaches
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 218.3 ft.
Total length: 1,054.0 ft.
Deck width: 32.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.62430, -90.20781   (decimal degrees)
38°37'27" N, 90°12'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/743075/4278785 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cahokia
Land survey
T. 45 N., R. 7 E., Sec. 23
Inventory number
BH 22626 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 5, 2008: New photos from James Baughn

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Sources 

  • HAER MO-10 - Eighteenth Bridge
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com