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FIRST/OLDEST Cantilever Support - Eads Bridge - St Louis MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie
N 38° 37.742 W 090° 10.804
15S E 745474 N 4279384
Quick Description: The Eads Bridge was the first bridge to be built using cantilever support methods exclusively, and one of the first to make use of pneumatic caissons.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 12/11/2015 9:26:26 AM
Waymark Code: WMQ3BP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
Views: 4

Long Description:
The Eads Bridge is a combined railway and road bridge over the Mississippi River, connection St Louis MO with East St Louis, IL. Built in 1874, designed by James B Eads, it was the longest arch bridge at the time, but still is the FIRST and OLDEST bridge to use cantilever support methods exclusively. Upon completion of the bridge a "test elephant walked across the deck to prove it was safe. The bridge still has over 8,100 vehicles that cross the river every day.

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Type of documentation of superlative status: Wikipedia

Location of coordinates: Observation deck of the Crowne Plaza

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