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.