Mr. Eads' Bridge

An ordinary field trip to the Gateway Arch turns extraordinary when Becky is transported to the 1870s. The creature that sent her into the past wants one thing for her: to learn. She meets the man behind the Eads’ Bridge, James Eads, and Laura Ascot, an architecture student. Between the two of them Becky learns a great deal about the science, technology, engineering and math of building a bridge across the Mississippi river.

Brought to you by the Missouri Press Foundation and the National Newspaper Association Foundation to engage young readers with their community newspapers in 2019. Read about this historic structure with a new chapter each week through the end of April.

Written by Duane Porter and Illustrated by Nona Cady

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