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Maplewood in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Chain Of Rocks Bridge

1929-1970

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, September 10, 2019
1. Chain Of Rocks Bridge Marker
Inscription.  
Chain Of Rocks Bridge
1929-1970
Saint Louis,MO

Only a drop in scrap metal prices in the early 1970's saved this relic from demolition. The bridge brought high volumes of drivers across the Mississippi until the early 1960's. No longer serving cars it is a link to area hiking and biking trails.

d.2010
 
Erected 2010.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the U.S. Route 66 marker series.
 
Location. 38° 36.814′ N, 90° 18.967′ W. Marker is in Maplewood, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Manchester Road (Missouri Route 100), on the right when traveling east. The sidewalk plaque is located in front of Kakao Chocolates. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7272 Manchester Road, Saint Louis MO 63143, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Wedge (a few steps from this marker); Fun Fair Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Empire Supply (within shouting distance of this marker); Citizens National Bank

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By Jason Voigt, September 10, 2019
2. Chain Of Rocks Bridge Marker
Sidewalk plaque located near the entrance of Kakao Chocolates.
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kalb Electric (about 500 feet away); Scheidt Hardware (about 600 feet away); Coral Court (about 600 feet away); 66 Park-In Theater (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maplewood.
 
More about this marker. This marker is part of the City of Maplewood's Route 66 Tribute and Memorial Plaques series. Though the Chain of Rocks Bridge was not in Maplewood, it was still given a tribute sidewalk plaque because of its historical significance of Route 66.
 
Regarding Chain Of Rocks Bridge. The Chain of Rocks Bridge, as said on the plaque, is open as part of the biking/hiking trails system. It is accessible during daylight hours, and can only be accessed from the Illinois side. The best way to get there is get off Interstate 270 at the Route 3 exit and make a right, briefly going southbound. You will make a right at the next stoplight where you will continue down a road and follow the signs.
 
Also see . . .  Maplewood's Route 66 Memorial and Tribute Plaques. The City of Maplewood's webpage about the sidewalk plaques. (Submitted on September 18, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 18, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 18, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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