Category Archives: Bridges

Finding Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in St. Louis

by Michael R. Allen Our city’s enduring legacy to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. consists of the renamed Veterans Memorial Bridge (built 1951, renamed 1968) and the several-miles of combined Franklin and Easton avenues (renamed in 1968). The bridge is … Continue reading

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A Nostalgic Grand Avenue Bridge

by Michael R. Allen The new Grand Avenue viaduct over the Mill Creek Valley will be a decent and well-built piece of infrastructure. Replacing a streamlined structure from 1959, the new viaduct skips over its mid-century predecessor to appropriate elements … Continue reading

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Route 66 Bridge at Times Beach Needs Your Help Now

Historic photograph of the bridge at Times Beach from the Missouri Department of Transportation. From the Missouri Route 66 Association Please take the time to send your comments to MoDOT concerning the future of a bridge at Route 66 State … Continue reading

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MacArthur Bridge Road Approach Demolition

This postcard view is looking east toward East St. Louis. The St. Louis-side road deck in the foreground remains. This week, workers were demolishing more of the East St. Louis road approach to the the MacArthur Bridge (originally the Municipal … Continue reading

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