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The Old Chain of Rocks Bridge

Chain of Rocks Road, Edwardsville, IL 62025

Historic Sites

The Old Chain of Rocks Bridge was part of the renowned Route 66 and crosses a scenic stretch of the Mississippi River.

It links two states—Illinois and Missouri. The bridge is short and narrow, only 1 mile long by 24 feet wide, but it now carries bikes and pedestrians instead of cars across the river. In Illinois, travel a short distance east on Chain of Rocks Road to reach the Eagle Points Trail and Madison County Transit Confluence Trail.

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