Therese McMillan

Eads Bridge
3:51 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Eads Bridge modernization project to begin soon

The Eads Bridge was first opened to the public July 4, 1874.
Joseph Leahy/St. Louis Public Radio

Rehabilitation of the 138-year-old Eads Bridge is moving forward after two years of delays and ballooning project costs.

The project was to begin in 2009 with $24 million in federal stimulus funding, but labor disputes between contractors and unions, and the project’s pricetag, which inflated to $36 million, kept the bridgework from getting started.

John Nations, Metro’s President and CEO says the bridge’s age also made the bidding process difficult. 

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