Scope and Contents:
This collection contains both photographs of the Eads Bridge (Illinois & St. Louis Bridge) and a history of it, prepared for the Bi-State Development Agency, and submitted to the Historic American Engineering Record in 1991. There are 52 photographs of the bridge, taken in 1990, and 38 photographic copies of original architectural drawings of the bridge and photographs of it under construction in 1880. (A complete index to the photographs is bound at the end of the report.) Stephen A. Thompson donated the collection to the Illinois Historical Survey in 2002.