EADS BRIDGE SPOONS
Completed in 1874, the Eads bridge (named after its designer and
builder, James B. Eads) was the longest arch bridge in the world at
6,442' or about 1.25 miles.
Connecting St. Louis with East St. Louis, this was the first bridge
using cantilever support methods and pneumatic caissons.
The Eads bridge was revolutionary in the art of bridge designing
As a publicity stunt, a number of circus elephants were walked
across the bridge, to assure people that it was safe.
All spoons are sterling
On the first two spoons, King Louis ix (1214 - 1270) is at the top of
the spoon. He is the only French king who has been canonized and is
called St. Louis.
spoons 3 and 4 are engraved pictures of the bridge
nice engraved view of the Eads bridge
nice cutout version of the Eads Bridge
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