St. Louis Eads Bridge

St. Louis Eads Bridge - ARRA funds will support the Eads Bridge rehabilitation under a design/build concept. Completed in 1874 and spanning the Mississippi River between Missouri and Illinois at St. Louis, the Eads Bridge is 6,442 feet in length and has a clearance of 50 feet above high water. A part of the National Historic Landmarks program, the Eads Bridge was originally constructed of cast iron, wrought iron, steel members and stone masonry. This project is anticipated to create approximately 875 construction-related jobs over its two-year life. The implementation of this rehabilitation project will require the services of engineering firms to develop designs, as well as contractors to perform the work.

Missouri's Numbers
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Number of jobs created or saved by the Recovery Act:


Recover Act funds made available to support jobs:

$6.6 Billion

Recovery Act funds that have already been spent:

$4.3 Billion

Number of working families receiving tax relief that can be put to use immediately:

2.2 Million

Number of Recovery Act-backed small business loans :


Miles of highway improved across the state:


Number of clean energy projects :


Number of homes that will be weatherized :


Number of students getting Pell Grants to help pay college tuition:


Number of education jobs funded by the Recovery Act:



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