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St. Louis Section Landmarks


New Clark Bridge

  • Cable-stayed bridge at 756-foot main span

  • 4620 feet in total length

  • Carries U.S. Highway 67 over the Mississippi River at Alton, IL

  • Completed in 1994, operated by Illinois DOT


Grand Avenue Water Tower

  • 154-foot tall water tower as part of St. Louis water system upgrades to relieve pressure surges

  • 4620 feet in total length

  • Described as the "only perfect Corinthian column of its size in the world"

  • Completed in 1871, retired in 1912


Chain of Rocks Water Purification Plant

  • System played major role in reducing the impact of St. Louis' typhoid and cholera epidemic

  • Plant was the world's largest water treatment and filtration facility when it opened, continuing to remain operational for St. Louis today

  • Completed in 1915

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Compton Hill Reservoir and Water Tower

  • 179-foot tall standpipe water tower 

  • 1900s renovations included two new 14-million gallon concrete tanks, pipes, controls, and treatment of sinkholes

  • Completed in 1871, retired in 1929


Poplar Street Bridge 

  • Steel girder bridge at 2614-foot total length of five spans

  • First major orthotropic-plate, deck girder bridge in the U.S.

  • Carries I-64 and I-55 over the Mississippi River at St. Louis, MO

  • Completed in 1967, operated by Missouri DOT


River Engineering on the Mississippi

  • This 20-year old project was the first of its kind on the Mississippi River, uses innovative structures to maintain safe, dependable navigation while positively impacting the environment

  • Completed in 1995


Eads Bridge

  • "World's First All-Steel Bridge"

  • 517-foot center span, 497-foot side spans, first chromium-alloy steel bridge, pioneered use of pneumatic caissons

  • Completed in 1874, operated by City of St. Louis


Busch Memorial Stadium (Busch II)

  • One of the first multi-purpose stadiums

  • Completed in 1966, demolished in 2005 to complete new stadium


Gateway Arch

  • St. Louis' most iconic landmark

  • 630 feet tall, spanning 630 feet, weighted centenary arch

  • Part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

  • Completed in 1965


Jefferson Barracks Bridges

  • 4018 feet total length, 910-foot main span, tied arch design

  • Carries I-255 over the Mississippi River

  • Completed in 1984 and 1986


Bissell Point Water Treatment Plant

  • Provides secondary treatment for 150 million gallons on average daily

  • Cost was $280 million, located north of St. Louis center

  • Operated by Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) 


The Dome at America's Center

  • Multi-purpose stadium in Downtown St. Louis seating 67,000 patrons

  • 21 stories tall, two main trusses at 726 feet long, 65 feet high, 12 acres of roof area

  • Former home of the NFL St. Louis (Los Angeles) Rams, current home for XFL St. Louis BattleHawks

  • Opened in 1995


Union Station (St. Louis)

  • The largest railroad station in the world at its completion

  • Completed in 1894


Anheuser Busch Brewery Brew House

  • Expanded over the years to produce an average of 15.8 million barrels

  • Originally consisted of 6 kettles producing 1.8 million barrels annually

  • Constructed in 1891, operated by Anheuser-Busch Companies


Melvin Price Lock & Dam


  • Replaced Lock & Dam No. 26 at Alton, IL

  • 1,200-foot main lock, 600-foot auxiliary lock

  • 1,160-foot long dam with 9 tainter gates

  • Completed in 1994


St. Louis Floodwall Project


  • Awarded the Distinguished Design Award by the U.S. Army of Engineers

  • Total project includes 11 miles of floodwall and levees with 29 pumping stations along the length of the city

  • Completed in 1974


MetroLink Light Rail System


  • Regional rail system serving Greater St. Louis

  • Original system included 19 stations, 17 miles of track, connecting the airport, three universities Downtown St. Louis, and East St. Louis across the Eads Bridge

  • System has been extended to include 46 miles and 37 stations


River Des Peres Sewage & Drainage


  • 13-mile system of sanitary trunk sewers and drainage channels

  • Utilizes River Des Peres as an open sewer that received wastewater and stormwater drainage

  • Backbone for the 110-square mile St. Louis drainage basin

  • Original project was completed in 1931


Wainwright Building​​​

  • "Father of the modern skyscaper"

  • Designed by Louis Sullivan

  • Steel frame versus traditional load-bearing masonry walls, permitting large windows and open, spacious interiors

  • Constructed in 1891

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