Granite City, Illinois: Old Chain of Rocks Route 66 BridgeNow restricted to pedestrians and bicycles, but considered a vital Route 66 Pilgrimage Spot. 2013 Caution Note: a few tipsters report the Missouri side has become a car break-in risk.
Visitor Tips and News About Old Chain of Rocks Route 66 Bridge
The Chain of Rocks Bridge is part of old Route 66, crossing the Mississippi River from St. Louis, MO to Alton, IL. When I was a kid, this bridge was still drivable and very scary, because it is so skinny and curvy. Now it's a walking and biking bridge with connecting trails on both sides by Trailnet. Bridge is 1 mile long with special Route 66 memorabilia, picnic tables and benches.
Once a year they allow old cars to use it in parade fashion. Beautiful view of the city and arch. There are also two incredible ornate castles south in the water that used to be water pumps or something.[Sue Ripper, 06/10/2006]
Old Chain of Rocks Route 66 Bridge
- Chain of Rocks Rd, Granite City, IL
- I-270 exit 3A in Illinois. Drive south on Lewis and Clark Blvd, then make a quick right onto W. Chain of Rocks Rd. Drive to the end and the parking lot. Don't leave valuables in the car.
- Dawn to dusk. Eagle-watching in Jan.
- RA Rates:
- Worth a Detour