The Remarkable Bridge In Missouri That Everyone Should Visit At Least Once
Route 66 was once the most important highway in the United States. It was one of the first transcontinental highway systems in the nation and was the primary road traveled by Americans migrating west during the 1930’s. The highway started in Chicago, IL and ended in Santa Monica, CA, with nearly 300 miles of road traveling through the Show Me State. One of the most notable bridges along the route was the Chain of Rocks Bridge. The bridge connected the Illinois and Missouri sections of Route 66. Although no longer open to traffic, this exceptional bridge has been preserved and is one of the most interesting spots along the old highway. Check it out for yourself!
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Have you walked or biked across the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge? Do you have any memories of driving across the bridge? Tell us about your experiences with the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge in the comments below!
Exploring the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge is just one of the many unique activities along Route 66 in Missouri. Take this trip along Route 66 in Missouri and find out what other hidden gems still sit along this old highway.
Liz is a Missouri native with a B.A. in English from Mizzou and a M.A. in Non-Profit Administration from Lindenwood University. She works for a STL metro-area community college and enjoys writing, traveling, and indoor cycling. Her true passion is forcing her encyclopedic knowledge of Missouri facts on uninterested strangers from across the globe!
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