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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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MetroLink Maintenance Work This Week Will Cause Delays for Some Passengers

Work is scheduled on the MetroLink system this week tonight through Thursday (December 17-20) and some passengers may experience delays in the work zones. The affected areas of the MetroLink system are: College MetroLink Station Shiloh-Scott MetroLink Station Central West End MetroLink Station Grand MetroLink Station Trains will not operate in Illinois between the College […]

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Eads Bridge Lane Closures Begin on Monday, October 1: Take MetroLink to Avoid Traffic Delays

Traffic lane closures begin on the Eads Bridge on Monday, October 1, 2012 to accommodate extensive rehabilitation work on the support structure of the national landmark. To avoid rush hour traffic delays, one option you may want to consider is taking MetroLink to get back and forth from Missouri to Illinois. With the Eads Bridge […]

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Mississippi River Bridge in St. Louis UnderConstruction

Mississippi River Bridge Riverboat Tour Highlights the History and Future of St. Louis’ Bridges

Did you know when the Eads Bridge was built it was as long as about 18 football fields and it paved the way for construction of the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City? Or that the new Mississippi River Bridge, the first bridge built connecting Missouri and Illinois in 40 years, will weigh 31 million […]

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The Eads Bridge during construction.

Metro Announces Major Project to Restore Eads Bridge

Metro Transit today announced it will restore the historic Eads Bridge in what is the first extensive rehabilitation of the support structure of the bridge in its 138-year history. The work is needed to protect this national landmark and upgrade an important piece of the region’s $1.8 billion transit infrastructure so it can continue to […]

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