Historic Eads Bridge Rehabilitation Project Update
When: Wednesday, December 10 – 10 a.m. News Conference
What: Highlights of challenges encountered, what has been accomplished and what
remains to be completed on the historic Eads Bridge Rehabilitation project:
The Bi-State Development Agency (BSDA)/Metro began the monumental task
of rehabilitating the 140-year old Eads Bridge in 2012. As work crews
complete work on the north side of the structure and turn to the south side of
the bridge, the Agency will update the public on the project’s progress. Several
materials excavated and replaced during the rehabilitation of the historic
bridge will be on display.
The City of St. Louis and BSDA co-own the national landmark.
Who: Representatives from the Bi-State Development Agency/Metro, Federal
Transit Administration, City of St. Louis, and others working on
Where: East Riverfront MetroLink Station
100 South Front Street, East St. Louis, IL 62201
About Bi-State Development Agency
The Bi-State Development Agency/Metro (BSDA/Metro) is the operator of the Metro public transportation system for the St. Louis region, which includes the 87 vehicle, 46-mile MetroLink light rail system; 390 MetroBus vehicle fleet that operates on 75 MetroBus routes; and Metro Call-A-Ride, a paratransit fleet of 120 vans. BSDA/Metro also owns and operates St. Louis Downtown Airport and its surrounding industrial business park, and the Gateway Arch Riverboats, as well as operates the Gateway Arch Revenue Collections Center, the Gateway Arch Transportation System, and the Gateway Arch Parking Facility.