The bridge has now been almost completely shorn of its infamous road deck, but there are still some traces of the steel trusses above the rail deck that allude to the former double function of this Mississippi River span.
I’ve always loved the massive steel girders of the MacArthur Bridge, snaking its way through Chouteau’s Landing. It even goes over the top of a warehouse at one point–that would never be allowed nowadays. I am giving a free lecture… Continue Reading
I come back to the MacArthur Bridge’s Missouri approaches frequently, as the giant steel lattice makes for great pictures.
The infamous road deck of the MacArthur Bridge is rapidly disappearing, and with it any chance of it reopening to automobile or pedestrian traffic.
A giant freight train was rumbling by up above, and yet again I found myself staring up at the shear sublime beauty of the MacArthur Bridge. An article about its inception was just published in the Post-Dispatch.
I still can’t believe the amazing, sublime structure the MacArthur Bridge. Just drive under it sometime and feel how it looms over you.
The MacArthur Bridge, originally the Municipal Free Bridge, was built by the City of St. Louis to break the monopoly the Terminal Railroad held on the Eads Bridge. The bridge is gigantic, and you don’t really get a sense of… Continue Reading
I took a look around Chouteau’s Landing a couple of Saturdays ago, and I still marvel at the stunning buildings that fill the area. Particularly after looking at Dubuque’s revitalization of its former industrial core, I wonder why that rebirth… Continue Reading