East St. Louis in St. Clair County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Mississippi River Overlook
By the Numbers
The Mississippi River Overlook is a poured-in-place concrete structure supported by 64 beams.
It consists of fie, tiered observation deck areas, each of eight-foot intervals.
Approximately 1,000 cubic yards of poured concrete were needed to cover each level.
195'6" L x 24'W x 43' 6" H
Erected by Gateway
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Parks & Recreational Areas • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 2009.
Location. 38° 37.338′ N, 90° 10.507′ W. Marker is in East St. Louis, Illinois, in St. Clair County. Marker is on West Trendley Avenue east of South Front Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 185 West Trendley Avenue, East Saint Louis IL 62201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Malcolm W. Martin Memorial Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Gateway Geyser (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lewis and Clark in Illinois (approx. half a mile away); York (approx. half a mile away); In Memory of Robert E. Lee (approx. half a mile away in Missouri); Pierre Laclede (approx. half a mile away in Missouri); Rock Solid (approx. half a mile away in Missouri); The Captains' Return (approx. half a mile away in Missouri). Touch for a list and map of all markers in East St. Louis.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 72 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 27, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.