Kelly-Hill Company recently took part in the renovation project for the historic Eads Bridge in St. Louis. Working with the project’s general contractor St. Louis Bridge Construction Co., our team re-decked Mains 1 and 2, for a total of 3,000 feet across the bridge. A ceremony was held for the completion of this four-year project, which is the first complete rehabilitation done on the 142-year-old bridge.
The Eads Bridge opened on July 4, 1874 to freight railroad traffic. It debuted as the world’s first steel-trussed bridge and the first in the US to use pneumatic caissons in the construction of its piers. The Eads Bridge is now used for automobile and light rail traffic.