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The Captians Return, St. Louis, Mossouri
USA

Statue of Lewis & Clark on the St. Lewis waterfront north of the Gateway Arch.

"The Captains' Return,  At noon on September 23 1806, the Lewis and Clark expedition ended on the St. Louis riverfront after a journey along the Missouri River to its headwaters, a passage of the Rocky Mountains, and a descent to the Pacific Coast via the Columbia River.  Returning by roughly the same route, they arrived in St. Louis after two years, four months and nine days of exploring the lands and encountering the peoples of the American West."  Text from monument.

This statue is located to the south of the Eads bridge.

"The Eads Bridge is a combined road and railway bridge over the Mississippi River at St. Louis, connecting St. Louis and East St. Louis, Illinois. The bridge is named for its designer and builder, James B. Eads. When completed in 1874, the Eads Bridge was the longest arch bridge in the world, with an overall length of 6,442 feet (1,964 m).

The ribbed steel arch spans were considered daring, as was the use of steel as a primary structural material: it was the first such use of true steel in a major bridge project. The Eads Bridge was also the first bridge to be built using cantilever support methods exclusively, and one of the first to make use of pneumatic caissons.

The Eads Bridge caissons, still among the deepest ever sunk, were responsible for one of the first major outbreaks of "caisson disease" (also known as "the bends" or decompression sickness). Fifteen workers died, two other workers were permanently disabled, and 77 were severely afflicted."

See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eads_Bridge for more information about the Eads bridge.

Copyright: Calvin jones
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Uploaded: 22/06/2012
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Tags: lewis; clark; expedition; september 23; 1806; st. louis; missouri; eads bridge
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