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East St. Louis in St. Clair County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Mississippi River Overlook

 
 
Mississippi River Overlook Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 21, 2019
1. Mississippi River Overlook Marker
Inscription.  The Mississippi River Overlook was completed in the spring of 2009 thanks to the support of the Gateway Center of Metropolitan St. Louis, which raised $4.2 million to fully fund its development. It was designed to anchor the western edge of the Malcolm W. Martin Memorial Park and provide spectacular views of the Gateway Arch and downtown St. Louis skyline, as well as the Gateway Geyser. The handicap-accessible tiered structure stands just over 43 feet tall at its highest point and is highlighted by an illuminated stainless steel railing system so that visitors can enjoy both daytime and nighttime views.

By the Numbers
64

The Mississippi River Overlook is a poured-in-place concrete structure supported by 64 beams.

5
It consists of fie, tiered observation deck areas, each of eight-foot intervals.

1,000
Approximately 1,000 cubic yards of poured concrete were needed to cover each level.

The dimensions of the structure are
195'6" L x 24'W x 43' 6" H

 
Erected by Gateway
The Mississippi River Overlook image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 21, 2019
2. The Mississippi River Overlook
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Foundation of Metropolitan St. Louis, Metro East Park and Recreation District.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureParks & Recreational AreasWaterways & 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.

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May. 9, 2021