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This is a single suspension bridge from my historical inventory of suspension bridges. Follow the Inventory link for more information about the inventory.
1890 Grand Avenue (Jefferson Avenue)
St. Louis, Missouri, USA (Mill Creek Valley)
Bridgemeister ID:96
References:AAJ, HBE, IEA, ONF, PTS2, SSB
Principals:Carl Gayler
Use:Vehicular (with walkway)
Status:Demolished, 1960
Main cables:Eyebar
Suspended spans:3
Main span:400f
Side spans:2 x 150f
Deck width:60f
Notes
  • Braced chain (stiffened-eyebar) design often espoused by Gustav Lindenthal. ONF (an article by Lindenthal) refers to this as the Jefferson Ave. bridge while Fowler's book (IEA) calls it "Grand Avenue". AAJ describes it as "a three-hinged inverted arch with two stiffened chains, one on each side."

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