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Eads Bridge - Samples of Digitized Drawings

Terminal Railroad Drawings

Digital reproductions exist for all of the drawings, however most are not available online. You can view a selection of the digitized drawings below. Patrons can also view all digitized files while visiting Univeristy Archives.Photo Icon

TR-002: #46: Showing mode of supporting the railway on joints 7 & 34 of side spans and 8 & 36 of centre span, Date: 1/18/1871, Signed: Eads, Size: 27"x20"

TR-004: #31: Showing mode of supporting crossbeams of railroad on joints 9 & 10 of side spans, Date: 12/24/1870; received at St. Louis, 1/5/1871 by Walter Katte, Signed: Eads, Size: 27"x20"

TR-007: #30: Support of crossbeam of lower roadway at joint #s 10 & 34 and 11 & 33 (centre span), Date: 12/22/1870; received at St. Louis, 1/5/1871 by Walter Katte, Signed: Eads, Size: 27"x20"

TR-044: #27A (revised) Full size section of wrought iron longitudinal beam and steel rail used in construction of railway, including table of lengths of beams for centre and side spans Date: 7/27/1871; received at St. Louis, 8/23/1871 by Walter Katte, Size: 27"x20"

TR-169: Sketch showing relative position of bridge tunnel and new post office, St. Louis, drawing A, U.S.P.O (proposed), city block 193, between Olive & Locust Streets, Size: 25"x14"

TR-294: Unidentified, diagram showing the base of bridge piers below water level, Size: 32"x27"

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