David Lobbig talked about the history of Eads Bridge and its self-made builder, James Eads. Eads Bridge is a combined road and railway… read more
David Lobbig talked about the history of Eads Bridge and its self-made builder, James Eads. Eads Bridge is a combined road and railway bridge over the Mississippi River at St. Louis, connecting St. Louis, Missouri, and East St. Louis, Illinois. The bridge was named for its designer and builder, James B. Eads. When completed in 1874, the Eads Bridge was the longest arch bridge in the world. The use of steel as a primary structural material was the first such use of true steel in a major bridge project.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2014 LCV Cities Tour” in St. Louis, Missouri, from May 17-21 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Charter Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2. close
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