The Texas Eagle: MacArthur Bridge

The Texas Eagle crossed the Mississippi River on the General Douglas MacArthur Bridge. The 18,261-foot, three-span bridge opened in 1914 as the Municipal Bridge. An upper deck opened in 1917 to carry automobiles, but was closed in 1981. On a Texas Eagle trip in 1991 I remember winding through downtown and, I think, traveling over the Merchant's Bridge (1890) further north.

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MacArthur Bridge
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MacArthur Bridge
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Closed automobile approach to the MacArthur Bridge
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Closed automobile approach
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Auto approach span
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Auto approach span
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Interstate 44
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Auto approach rising beside track to top deck
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Railroad approach from the south
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Abandoned factory
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Industry to the south
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Barges on the West bank of the Mississippi
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Barges on the West bank of the Mississippi
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Barges on the East bank of the Mississippi
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St. Louis and the Arch
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Rail line continuing to the East
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MacArthur Bridge viewed from the northeast
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Interstate 70 into St. Louis
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Interstate 70 on a sunny day
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Tanker Cars in East St. Louis
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Metrolink Tracks
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Spur
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Granite City, IL
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