St. Louis Riverfront

Eads Bridge

Opened in 1874, Eads Bridge was the first bridge erected across the Mississippi south of the Missouri River. Earlier bridges were located north of the Missouri, where the Mississippi is smaller. None of the earlier bridges survive; Eads Bridge is the oldest bridge on the river.

Also, the Eads Bridge is no longer a primary thoroughfare in the metropolitan area. Another is the Martin Luther King Bridge that runs parallel the the Eads and is now closed for repairs. Taking advantage of the closure a group of us walked onto the bridge and headed over to the Illinois side. From there we captured the sunset on our beautiful city.

This is a three shot HDR photo with these settings: 18mm, f9, ISO 250.  It is three photos with two stops between image.

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