This source contains payrolls for workers on the construction of the Illinois and St. Louis Bridge (later known as the Eads Bridge) in 1874. The records usually contain the employee's occupation, total days worked, rate of pay per day, and total amount paid. Some records include the employee's signature. Occupations most frequently listed are foremen, laborers, carpenters, heepers, and policemen.
Location: Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis Records, Archives