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.
MacArthur Bridge approaches at 7th Street. Age and grit.
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 finally have my new camera, to which many of you generously donated money, up and running with a wide angle lens. I thought I should drive around and take some pictures of long or tall buildings to show it… Continue Reading
There’s not a lot to say about these pictures, other than how I was fascinated how the approaches to the MacArthur Bridge create hundreds of irregularly shaped picture frames, framing the city in hundreds of unique ways.