Workers Dismantle Admiral Riverboat in St. Louis

Work is underway to dismantle Admiral Riverboat in St. Louis
Work is underway to dismantle Admiral Riverboat in St. Louis
The Martin Luther King Bridge, Eades Bridge and Gateway Arch are seen through the rear windows of the Riverboat Admiral on the St. Louis Riverfront in St. Louis on March 11, 2011. Work continues as crews cut up the boat with torches before the boat will travel upriver to Alton, Illinois, where it will be scrapped. The Admiral was once recorded as being the largest river cruise ship in the world and the first Mississippi Riverboat to be fully air-conditioned. In the 1990's the Admiral became a riverboat casino, known as the "President Casino on the Admiral", which went out of business last year. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Work is underway to dismantle Admiral Riverboat in St. Louis
Work is underway to dismantle Admiral Riverboat in St. Louis
The Martin Luther King and Eads Bridge over the Mississippi River are seen through the rear windows of the Riverboat Admiral on the St. Louis Riverfront in St. Louis on March 11, 2011. Work continues as crews cut up the boat with torches before the boat will travel upriver to Alton, Illinois, where it will be scrapped. The Admiral was once recorded as being the largest river cruise ship in the world and the first Mississippi Riverboat to be fully air-conditioned. In the 1990's the Admiral became a riverboat casino, known as the "President Casino on the Admiral", which went out of business last year. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
File photo of a tugboat. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Work is underway to dismantle Admiral Riverboat in St. Louis
Spirit, the tugboat assists demolition crews near the Dr. Martin Luther King Bridge as seen through the rear windows of the Riverboat Admiral on the St. Louis Riverfront in St. Louis on March 11, 2011. Work continues as crews cut up the boat with torches before the boat will travel upriver to Alton, Illinois, where it will be scrapped. The Admiral was once recorded as being the largest river cruise ship in the world and the first Mississippi Riverboat to be fully air-conditioned. In the 1990's the Admiral became a riverboat casino, known as the "President Casino on the Admiral", which went out of business last year. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
File photo of a tugboat. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Work is underway to dismantle Admiral Riverboat in St. Louis
Work is underway to dismantle Admiral Riverboat in St. Louis
The front of the Riverboat Admiral remains untouched and intact on the St. Louis Riverfront in St. Louis on March 11, 2011. Work continues as crews cut up the boat with torches before the boat will travel upriver to Alton, Illinois, where it will be scrapped. The Admiral was once recorded as being the largest river cruise ship in the world and the first Mississippi Riverboat to be fully air-conditioned. In the 1990's the Admiral became a riverboat casino, known as the "President Casino on the Admiral", which went out of business last year. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Work is underway to dismantle Admiral Riverboat in St. Louis
Work is underway to dismantle Admiral Riverboat in St. Louis
Workers take advantage of the 70 degree temperatures to continue to remove the top deck of the Riverboat Admiral on the St. Louis Riverfront in St. Louis on March 11, 2011. As soon as work is completed and water levels drop, the boat will travel upriver to Alton, Illinois, where it will be scrapped. The Admiral was once recorded as being the largest river cruise ship in the world and the first Mississippi Riverboat to be fully air-conditioned. In the 1990's the Admiral became a riverboat casino, known as the "President Casino on the Admiral", which went out of business last year. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Work is underway to dismantle Admiral Riverboat in St. Louis
Work is underway to dismantle Admiral Riverboat in St. Louis
A worker peers out of the front windows of the Riverboat Admiral on the St. Louis Riverfront in St. Louis on March 11, 2011. Work continues as crews cut up the boat with torches before the boat will travel upriver to Alton, Illinois, where it will be scrapped. The Admiral was once recorded as being the largest river cruise ship in the world and the first Mississippi Riverboat to be fully air-conditioned. In the 1990's the Admiral became a riverboat casino, known as the "President Casino on the Admiral", which went out of business last year. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Work is underway to dimantal Admiral Riverboat in St. Louis
Work is underway to dimantal Admiral Riverboat in St. Louis
Workers use a cutting torch to dimantle the Riverboat Admiral on the St. Louis Riverfront in St. Louis on March 10, 2011. Plans are set for it to travel upriver to Alton, Illinois, where it will be scrapped. The Admiral was once recorded as being the largest river cruise ship in the world and the first Mississippi Riverboat to be fully air-conditioned. In the 1990's the Admiral became a riverboat casino, known as the "President Casino on the Admiral", which went out of business last year. IUPI/Bill Greenblatt
Work is underway to dimantal Admiral Riverboat in St. Louis
Work is underway to dimantal Admiral Riverboat in St. Louis
Workers use a cutting torch to dimantle the top deck of the Riverboat Admiral on the St. Louis Riverfront in St. Louis on March 10, 2011. Plans are set for it to travel upriver to Alton, Illinois, where it will be scrapped. The Admiral was once recorded as being the largest river cruise ship in the world and the first Mississippi Riverboat to be fully air-conditioned. In the 1990's the Admiral became a riverboat casino, known as the "President Casino on the Admiral", which went out of business last year. IUPI/Bill Greenblatt
IUPI/Bill Greenblatt
Work is underway to dimantal Admiral Riverboat in St. Louis
Workers carry a door as the dimantling of the Riverboat Admiral is underway on the St. Louis Riverfront in St. Louis on March 10, 2011. Plans are set for it to travel upriver to Alton, Illinois, where it will be scrapped. The Admiral was once recorded as being the largest river cruise ship in the world and the first Mississippi Riverboat to be fully air-conditioned. In the 1990's the Admiral became a riverboat casino, known as the "President Casino on the Admiral", which went out of business last year. IUPI/Bill Greenblatt
IUPI/Bill Greenblatt

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