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Identifier: P0078

Title: Eads Bridge

Description: The Eads Bridge collection contains photographs of construction and the completed bridge, ephemeral items from the opening ceremonies, and postcards filed chronologically from the 1870s through the 1980s. Engravings include construction details from Calvin Woodward's "The St. Louis Bridge." The Eads Bridge takes its name from its chief engineer, James B. Eads. It was the first bridge to span the Mississippi River between St. Louis, Missouri and East St. Louis, Illinois. Construction on the bridge began in 1867 and was completed in 1874.

Rights: UND


Dates: 1873 - ca 1976

Type(s): Photographs, Postcards, Engravings, Lithographs, Color Photographs and Printed Material.

Maker/Creator: Quinta Scott



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