Eads Bridge Mississippi River Mile long First to Span the Mississippi

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Eads Bridge Mississippi River Mile long

  • Eads Bridge is the oldest bridge on the river
  • Eads Bridge Mississippi River Mile long First to Span the Mississippi
  • Built 1874
  • Linked East and West By Railroad
  • Drew world attention at the time
  • 1 Mile long
  •  upper left is a rail yard located on land in Iowa that was donated to the railroad by Antoine LeClaire.
  • completed between Rock Island and Davenport.
  • Eads was a self-educated engineer and had never built a bridge before. But during the Civil war, he had been called on by Washington to construct several Ironclad gun ships and completed his contract in an incredible 65 days. The construction of the bridge began in 1867
  • There’s not a single account of Houdini leaping off the Eads Bridge

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