The Eads Bridge historically had an upper roadway, which carried, in its
era, horse-drawn traffic and pedestrians, and later, electric trolleys and automobiles. By the time of my first view of MetroLink
several years after it began service
that roadway had been demolished, and there was a rather wonderful feeling
of openness and decay to the remaining level.
new upper roadway was subsequently
added, and the current view from this platform at East Riverfront is far
different from, and much more restricted than, that shown here.