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Chain of Rocks Bridge, Saint Louis

Categories: Bridges, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.1/5 based on 80+ reviews on the web
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  • It is getting increasingly hard to get to see the Chain of Rocks Bridge, fighting your way through nettles and weeds now that the rest area has been closed. But once the battle is done the quirkiness ...  read more »
  • We took a walk across the Chain of Rocks Bridge in Mitchell, Il. Unlike most bridges which span a river in a straight line, this bridge takes a 30 degree angle about the middle of the Mighty Mississip...  read more »
  • Another one of the 'must see' for anyone traveling down old Route 66! We came in from the Illinois side, as had read before hand that the St Louis side was closed due to issues of car break-ins. We ar...  read more »
  • First off, DO NOT PARK on the MISSOURI SIDE! of this park. As we pulled up to park a police officer warned us of the extremely large number of car thefts and break ins that occur on the Missouri side of the park, he told us to drive the extra 15 minutes and park on the Illinois side, and man was he right. The Illinois side of the park was clean, under video surveillance, and so so SO MUCH NICER than the Missouri side of the park. Now that is out of the way, this is such a neat place to visit. Park your car and walk across the bridge, it's an amazing place and is full of great photo opportunities. During the winter and fall the wind is really brisk, so dress appropriately!
  • I have been visiting this bridge for many years now . I visited when the Missouri side was open, I parked my vehicle and would run or walke three or four times a rose and back. I have never had a problem. Reading a few of the reviews, it was stated vehicles were broken into two and three years ago while parked on the Missouri side. Well this is far from the truth, considering the Missouri side has been closed for over four years now. So if you parked there, you were in a no parking zone. I love this bridge, it is one of the best walking areas in the community, park on the Illinois side and enjoy your visit.
  • I find walking across this bridge a puzzling piece of history and a peaceful spot to watch the mighty Mississippi run beneath my feet.
  • Awesome way to see the mighty Miss! I walked over from the Illinois side while on a road trip to Missouri. Wish we had repurposed old bridges like this up in Wisconsin.
  • I remember going across it in a car with my family coming from Ohio to Oklahoma in the early 60's. I thought the 30 degree angle was scary
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