1884 St Louis Bridge Co Stock Certificate. Neat scripophily bridge certificate with vignette of Eads Bridge and steamboats on Mississippi river. The St Louis Bridge or Eads Bridge was completed in 1874 and named after its designer, James Eads. It was the first bridge to span the Mississippi River at St. Louis, and the first bridge ever built to make significant use of steel in its structure. The bridge provided an entry into St Louis for the railroads which previously had to stop on the eastern bank of the river and transfer passengers and freight onto ferry boats. Considered an architectural marvel when first constructed, the bridge is still in use today following a recent restoration. VF+ condition with light glue stain (lighter than shown in scan) Certificate is in much better condition than typically seen.