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    Pedestrian traffic on the Chestnut bridge will be closed as of today Monday, March 31, 2014. This will leave the Pine St. bridge as the Arch grounds point of entry to and from the city. The new Walnut St. bridge will open next Friday to foot traffic.

"It Happened Here!" Special Audio Tour

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Date: June 19, 2007
Contact: Bob Moore, 314-655-1600
Contact: Myron Freedman, 314-655-1600

Take an audio tour of historic St. Louis by downloading the Gateway Arch PastCast tour to your iPod or MP3 player.  Beginning June 26 and continuing indefinitely thereafter. The first download will be followed by weekly additions about successively later time periods, until the final download is available on July 31. Once available for download, all tours will be available at any time throughout the summer.


Established in 1764, and growing into a vital and booming outpost on the western edge of a new country, St. Louis was America’s Gateway to the West during the 19th Century.  Many of the era’s most exciting events took place in the vicinity of where the Gateway Arch stands today. Go to the PastCast page on Jefferson National Expansion Memorial’s website at: http://www.nps.gov/jeff/photosmultimedia/pastcast.htm

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The Gateway Arch

The Gateway Arch at Jefferson National Expansion Memorial is 630 feet high and the span of the legs at ground level is 630 feet across. Click here to learn more about the Gateway Arch. More...