According to ablogtophone, Interstate 57 or I -57 is an Interstate Highway in the U.S. state of Missouri. The highway runs from I-55 at Sikeston to the Illinois border. The route is 35 kilometers long.
The Cairo I-57 Bridge over the Mississippi River on the Illinois border.
I-57 begins at the town of Sikeston on a cloverleaf cloverleaf with Interstate 55, US 60 from Poplar Bluff connects directly to I-57 here. The highway then has 2×2 lanes and runs in a northeasterly direction through the flat agricultural area. Here I-57 runs through the torrent valley of the Mississippi River and crosses this river at Cairo. The Mississippi River forms the border with the state of Illinois, after which Interstate 57 in Illinois continues to Chicago.
Interstate 57 was the first highway in southern Missouri. The first section opened as US 60 about 1960 between Sikeston and the east side of Charleston. In 1965 and 1966, the interchange with I-55 opened in two phases. In 1978, the remainder of the route opened from Charleston to Cairo, Illinois, including the Mississippi River Bridge.
|exit 0||exit 12||19 km||~1960|
|exit 12||Exit 21||14 km||1978|
About 11,000 vehicles use this stretch of I-57 every day.
|exit 0||Exit 21||2×2|
|Total length||848 meters|
|Main span||131 meters|
|Bridge deck height||21 meters|
|Traffic intensity||24,000 mvt/day|
According to beautyphoon, the Lewis Bridge is a girder bridge in the United States, located in the state of Missouri. The bridge spans the Missouri River north of St. Louis, with US 67 crossing it.
The Lewis Bridge is an 848m long steel girder bridge with a main span of 131m. The bridge deck is 21 meters above the Missouri River and is 25.3 meters wide. US 67 runs across the bridge from St. Louis to Alton. The bridge has a freeway profile, with 2×2 lanes and emergency lanes. The bridge is toll-free. West of the bridge is the Bellefontaine Bridge, a railway bridge. Just north of the Lewis Bridge is the Clark Bridge over the Mississippi River, also part of US 67. The Lewis Bridge is the most downstream bridge over the Missouri River.
The first bridge at this site was a two-lane steel truss bridge that opened in 1927. This was the first bridge connection across the Missouri River north of St. Louis for road traffic. The bridge was right next to the railway bridge. Due to the increasing traffic, it was decided to replace the bridge. The characteristic half-timbered bridge has been replaced by a sober girder bridge, which was opened in 1979. The old bridge was subsequently demolished. In 2006 the Lewis Bridge was renovated.
In 2012, 24,000 vehicles drove over the bridge every day, which means that it is not used very intensively.
List of Busiest Highways in Missouri
This is a list of busiest highways in Missouri, a state in the United States. The numbers come from the state’s Department of Transportation. The intensity is from the location north or east of the indicated intersecting road.
|road number||Place||Location||Intensity (2007)|
|I-270||Maryland Heights||Dorsett Road||171,000|
|I-70||Maryland Heights||Earth City Expressway||165,000|
|I-270||Country Life Acres||SR-100||163,000|
|I-64||St. Louis||Hampton Avenue||159,000|
|I-70||Maryland Heights||Main Street||153,000|
|I-70||St. Peters||Mall Drive||146,000|
|I-270||Concord||Tesson Ferry Road||146,000|
|I-435||Kansas City||Kansas state line||144,000|
|I-70||St. Charles||Lumbehl Road||142,000|
|I-55||St. Louis||Loughborough Avenue||139,000|
|I-270||Bridgeton||County Road A||137,000|
|I-70||Normandy||County Road U||136,000|
|I-55||Melhville||Butler Hill Road||125,000|
|I-435||Kansas City||Holmes Road||122,000|
|I-44||Webster Groves||Rock Hill Road||120,000|
|I-35||Kansas City||Kansas Avenue||118,000|
|I-70||O’Fallon||County Road K||117,000|
|I-55||St. Louis||Jefferson Avenue||112,000|
|I-270||black jack||Ferry Road||111,000|
|I-44||St. Louis||Arsenal Street||107,000|
|I-170||University City||Ladue Road||107,000|
|I-44||St. Louis||Vandeventer Avenue||107,000|
|I-55 / I-64 / I-70||St. Louis||Poplar Street Bridge||100,000|
|I-70||St. Louis||Kingshighway Boulevard||100,000|
Veterans Memorial Bridge, Missouri
|Veterans Memorial Bridge|
|Total length||989 meters|
|Main span||187.8 meters|
|Bridge deck height||? meter|
|Traffic intensity||60,000 mvt/day|
The Veterans Memorial Bridge, also known as the Page Avenue Bridge, is an arch bridge in the United States, located in St. Charles, a suburb of St. Louis. The bridge spans the Missouri River.
The Veterans Memorial Bridge is actually two parallel spans with an identical appearance. The total bridge is 989 meters long, with a main span of 187.8 meters in the form of an arch bridge. The bridge has two parallel arches. Both bridges are 27.4 meters wide. State Route 364, a 2×5-lane freeway with left and right emergency lanes, crosses the bridge. There is also a bicycle/footpath on the north side. The bridge is toll-free.
The Veterans Memorial Bridge was constructed as the Page Avenue Extension, a freeway from St. Louis to the rapidly expanding western suburbs. Both spans were constructed at the same time and the bridge connection opened to traffic on December 13, 2003. With the bridge, St. Charles had its third road bridge over the Missouri River.
In 2012, 60,000 vehicles crossed the bridge every day. The bridge is one of the most oversized structures in the United States, with a capacity of more than 200,000 vehicles. The bridge is built for the future as the suburbs west of St. Louis are growing rapidly.