The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Eads, James Buchanan
An American engineer, born in Laurenceburg, Indiana; designed ingenious boats for floating submerged ships; built with remarkable speed warships for the Federalists in 1861; constructed a steel bridge spanning the Mississippi at St. Louis, noteworthy for its central span of 520 ft. (1820-1887).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Eads, James Buchanan'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/e/eads-james-buchanan.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.