Illinois is on the other side of the Mississippi in
this view of Eads Bridge. A westbound train has begun its gradual
descent on the Missouri side. MetroLink operates the only light rail
line in the country that crosses a state boundary.
Arguably this is the most famous and historic bridge used by light rail
in the U.S.A. Steel Bridge in Portland might receive the most
votes for number two, followed by Panhandle Bridge in Pittsburgh.
All three have a heritage that includes mainline railroading.