Tag: Merchants Bridge

Merchants Bridge project crosses milestone with truss installation

By progressiverailroading.com The $222 million project to replace the Merchants Bridge that links Missouri and Illinois at downtown St. Louis reached a major milestone Sept. 17, with the first of three new trusses being installed. Dating back to 1890, the Merchants Bridge serves six Class Is and Amtrak to cross the Mississippi River at St. Louis and […]

Photos: How to replace an 8 million pound railroad bridge truss on the Mississippi River

By Colton Peterson for stltoday.com Reconstruction of the Merchants Bridge railroad bridge over the Mississippi River in downtown St. Louis reached a milestone on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021 as the first of three trusses was lifted into place for the $222 million project. Each truss section weighs over 8 million pounds and is built in […]

Crews continue Merchants Bridge rehab

How TRRA will fix area’s 2nd-oldest bridge By Charles Bolinger for theintelligencer.com It survived two world wars, The Great Depression, 21 U.S. Presidents and multiple floods as its triple trusses have hulked over the Mississippi River since the Reconstruction Era. Of all the Mississippi River bridges at St. Louis, only the Eads Bridge is older […]

Terminal Railroad Association Of St. Louis Completes Leadership Transition

ST. LOUIS –Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis (TRRA) is embarking on a new chapter under new President Ron Tindall, while the legacy of predecessor Mike McCarthy will have a lasting impact on the organization and the bi-state St. Louis region. TRRA Chief Legal Officer and Director of Corporate Affairs Asim Raza stated that McCarthy’s seven […]

$7 million federal grant will help update MacArthur Bridge

The Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis won a $7.17 million federal grant toward replacing a truss on the west approach to the MacArthur Bridge that runs over South Broadway near Interstate 55 in St. Louis. The Consolidated Railroad Safety and Infrastructure Grant is through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Rail road Administration. The […]

Merchants Bridge getting renovation despite being turned down for federal funds

The reconstruction of Merchants Bridge will go forward without federal grants, funded by the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis. The bridge was built in 1889 and is the oldest rail structure over the Mississippi River. It needs a $172 million reconstruction of the three main spans and the east approach that carries passenger and […]

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