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stlouis missouri us usa architecture bridge mississippi Eads Laclede bh 2008

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Happy Mother's Day!!!

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here in daylight
This is a multipurpose bridge - Eads Bridge at LaClede's Landing
the top level is for vehicular traffic the lower for passenger tains:
Both the construction and design of Eads Bridge set precedents in bridge building. It was the world´s first alloy steel bridge; the first to use tubular cord members; and the first to depend entirely upon the use of the cantilever in the building of the superstructure . Pneumatic caissons were used for the first time in the United States in the construction of the piers, which were sunk to unprecedented depths (96 ft. below mean water level and 122.5 ft. below the City Directrix). Eads also invented the sand pump to remove gravel, sand and silt from the caissons so that the sinking operation could work without interruption. Finally, it was the first large bridge to span the Mississippi River, and it was the first to carry railroad tracks.

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(constructive critique is welcome)



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May 12 2008 04:18 GMT Squirrel PRO
Beautiful bridge and architecture...........................................
May 12 2008 05:28 GMT sini
Great shot!:)
May 12 2008 08:19 GMT Prikthai
Happy when you a good mother have!!!!
May 12 2008 11:08 GMT Kaska
thank you :)
and such a nice picture... a postcard!
May 12 2008 11:38 GMT Tom33
that's quite a history as well as a splendid view
May 12 2008 13:06 GMT losp
So very, very, very beautiful .. Great shot for Mother's Day !
May 12 2008 13:19 GMT Cooler PRO
Excellent capture there Bill ;-)))
May 12 2008 14:35 GMT ManiacMom PRO
those are some impressive stats to go along with a great capture!
May 12 2008 17:23 GMT SIGMUND
great shot and wonderful architecture!!!
May 13 2008 00:04 GMT jceca PRO
this is the best one to me !!
May 13 2008 01:46 GMT PhotoPro PRO
thank you Svet - have a great week!
May 13 2008 07:59 GMT damansara71
Agreed with Svet! Lovely composition!

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