We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Eads Bridge

Corner of Washington Ave & Memorial Drive, Saint Louis, MO
Review Highlights
Eads Historic Bridge

Definitely worth taking a little walk to the bridge. We walked down to the river and then we also... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2017
Margareta P
via mobile
That's an old Bridge!

Was visiting St. Louis for a get away weekend from Chicago. Had spent some time around the Arch... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
Bruce G
Chicago, Illinois
Read all 22 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good22%
  • Average18%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Corner of Washington Ave & Memorial Drive, Saint Louis, MO
Write a Review
Reviews (22)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 21 reviews

Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth taking a little walk to the bridge. We walked down to the river and then we also walked all the way across the bridge to the Illinois side. Be careful after you cross the bridge try not to go past the casino as...More

Thank Margareta P
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Was visiting St. Louis for a get away weekend from Chicago. Had spent some time around the Arch and the Bridge area. Always neat to see these old bridges. Amazing how they were built so long ago and are still in operation. We were able...More

Thank Bruce G
Reviewed 27 March 2017

This year marks hundred and fifty years since the start of the construction of Eads Bridge over the Mississippi River , and it took seven years of innovative engineering and pioneer construction work to put it into service in 1874. The bridge is almost half...More

1  Thank irina g
Reviewed 23 January 2017

I under stand Thavmr easdes walked an elephnanypt across the bridge to show it was sound and well constructed is that true and is there a pic to prove it I wud like to see that the bridge is a land mark i n history...More

Thank Norman R
Reviewed 22 January 2017

What may be just a bridge or form of transport to some , is actually a high point in the history of St.Louis ! It marked the first permanent crossing of the Mississippi and sped up the development of not just the city but the...More

1  Thank Skeney57
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

The first bridge in the area to cross the Mississippi, built in their to late 19th century. Put St. Louis squarely in the ongoing and future limelight. Allowed trains to go east and west, and thus through St. Louis. Unique architecture and engineering for its...More

Thank jishenker
Reviewed 8 September 2016

The Eads Bridge is something of a historical monument for St Louis. That being said, it's just a bridge. There is a pedestrian walkway which affords you many photo opportunities, or a way to walk in between casinos if that's your thing. Occasionally, the city...More

2  Thank Ernie B
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Eads Bridge is one of the oldest in St. Louis and is one of the few pedestrians can walk across. Spanning the Mississippi just north of the Arch, there are good views of the city and the Arch from the middle. Metro stations connect the...More

3  Thank Jenn M
Reviewed 19 June 2016

As noted in the review of Gateway Arch, the best way to see the Arch is via foot, via riverboat, and via hotel room view - but NOT inside. Similarly, the best way to see this bridge is to pass under it via riverboat cruise.

Thank LV_Lee
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Before the Eads, there was no bridge across the Mississippi. How fortunate we are to have this historic structure just north of the Arch. While tough to get to during the renovation, it is worth going to see. The beauty and grace of the bridge...More

Thank Stu K
Nearby Restaurants
Tigin Irish Pub
419 reviews
.39 km away
Brewhouse Historical Sports Bar
382 reviews
.57 km away
The Old Spaghetti Factory
591 reviews
.21 km away
Ruth's Chris Steak House
326 reviews
.59 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Gateway Arch
9,152 reviews
.53 km away
Old Courthouse
833 reviews
.70 km away
National Blues Museum
171 reviews
.64 km away
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Park
382 reviews
.69 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Eads Bridge staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines