This month, Kelly-Hill Company was in St. Louis working for the St. Louis Bridge Company on the historic Eads Bridge. Owned by St. Louis Metro, this 140-year-old bridge carries four highway lanes and two transit track connecting travelers from Missouri to Illinois. The 6,442-foot arch bridge was the first bridge built exclusively using cantilever support methods.
As with any structure, especially an historic one, maintenance is required to keep it in working order for traveler use. Kelly-Hill Company was contracted to replace bridge timbers and install a new walkway deck.