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This is a list of the only bridge from the suspension bridge inventory crossing Mill Creek Valley. Please note that different rivers with the same name will be grouped together. For example, selecting 'Bear Creek' shows bridges across several different Bear Creeks. Also, similarly named rivers are grouped separately. For example, 'River Dee' (UK) bridges are grouped separately from 'Dee River' (Australia) bridges. Wherever you see a "Bridgemeister ID" number you can click it to isolate the bridge on its own page. Click here to go to the list of crossings.
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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