New riverboat cruise features Mississippi bridges - KMOV.com

New riverboat cruise features Mississippi bridges

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By Kaitlin Riordan By Kaitlin Riordan

St. Louis, MO (KMOV.com) -- The oldest and newest bridges over the Mississippi River will be featured on a riverboat cruise starting Saturday June 16th at 9 a.m. 

The Tom Sawyer Riverboat  cruise will give visitors a unique view of the new $667 million dollar bridge currently being built, as well as the 138-year-old Eads Bridge.

The new bridge will become the third longest cable-stayed bridge when construction is complete. The Eads Bridge is currently being restored and should be completed by 2015.

The special tour will only be offered twice a month on Saturday mornings at 8:30 through September. The cruise lasts one hour and cost $14 for adults and $8 for children.  

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