Tag Archives: Eads Bridge

Reminder: MetroLink, MetroBus Schedules Changing on August 22

Updated to reflect additional trips on the ‪#‎57X Clayton Road Express and NOT modifying the #33 Dorsett-Lackland MetroBus route. Your MetroBus and MetroLink schedule is going to look a little different on Monday, August 22 — that’s when Metro’s next quarterly service change goes into effect. With trains now operating on both tracks across the Eads Bridge, MetroLink will change its […]

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MetroLink Resumes Normal Operation on the Eads Bridge

The MetroLink tracks on the south side of the historic Eads Bridge are now back in service and MetroLink trains are once again operating on both the eastbound and westbound tracks across the Mississippi River. The eastbound tracks on the south side of the bridge were closed in late 2014 to accommodate the Eads Bridge […]

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2015 Recap: How Metro is Building a Better Transit System

Metro transit is committed to identifying and supporting regional projects that improve the well-being of passengers and protect the investment the bi-state region. In 2015, we continued building on those goals.  Here is a look at some of key projects and enhancements that we completed or worked on over the last 12 months: Eads Bridge […]

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Weekend Construction to Make Way for Leading-Edge Technology

MetroLink trains will not operate between the 5th & Missouri and Stadium stations this weekend (Saturday, Feb. 28 and Sunday, March 1) to allow crews to install new overhead conductor rail (OCR) on that section of the alignment. Overhead conductor rail requires less maintenance than the overhead catenary system (OCS), which currently makes up the majority of […]

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Eads Bridge Rehabilitation Project Moves Into Second Phase

The Bi-State Development Agency provided an update today on the status of the first comprehensive, full-scale rehabilitation of the truss and supporting superstructure of the historic Eads Bridge. The $40.2 million project is needed to upgrade the bridge and preserve a critical piece of the region’s $1.8 billion transit infrastructure so it can continue to […]

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MetroLink Work Scheduled June 23-25

Update: Rail installation on the Eads Bridge was completed earlier than expected. As such, we have cancelled construction in this area for the remainder of the week. MetroLink work is scheduled on the Eads Bridge Monday through Wednesday (June 25), and as a result, some Red and Blue Line passengers may experience 5 to 10 […]

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Up to Speed: September Project Updates

Eads Bridge Rehabilitation, Real Time MetroBus Arrival Data, Downtown St. Louis Transit Center, New MetroBus Fareboxes, and North County Transit Center.  Through regular blog updates, we are going to start bringing you– our customers, our stakeholders, our employees, and the St. Louis region– up to speed on what we are doing to build a better […]

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Eads Bridge Inspires Artwork Dedicated At Arch-Laclede’s Landing MetroLink Station

The historic Eads Bridge has spanned the Mississippi River at St. Louis since 1874 and today carries thousands of MetroLink passengers and hundreds of personal and commercial vehicles between Missouri and Illinois every day. While the image of the bridge is familiar to most residents of the region, some of the elegant structural details of […]

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Eads Bridge Rehabilitation Blast Containment Protects Environment, Workers

If you have been on Laclede’s Landing or taken MetroLink across the Eads Bridge lately, then you may have noticed a white cocoon-like tarp covering a small section of the bridge on the north side. It is called the blast containment area and crews installed it as part of the Eads Bridge rehabilitation project which […]

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The Eads Bridge Project: Extending the Life of an Important National Landmark Still in Use Every Day

As the new year arrives, you will start to see more construction activities on the historic Eads Bridge rail deck. If you travel back and forth over the bridge on MetroLink, you may have noticed workers installing scaffolding during the past few months. The scaffolding will provide a platform from which tradesmen who are restoring […]

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