USA Chain of Rocks Bridge
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The Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, at 5,353 feet long, is one of the world's longest bicycle and pedestrian bridges. The bridge spans the Mississippi River and provides a vital link in the b-state trail system, connecting to the MCT Confluence Trail in Illinois and the St. Louis Riverfront Trail in Missouri. The bridge has a rich history and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.
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Chain of Rocks Bridge parallels U.S. 270 along West Chain of Rocks Rd. between Riverview Dr. in St. Louis, MO and Illinois 3 in Madison County, IL. Connections are present to the MCT Confluence Trail, Mississippi River Trail, and St. Louis Riverfront Trail, and free parking is available in Illinois at the bridge entrance and at North Riverfront Park, south of the bridge along the Riverfront Trail. Access to the bridge from the Missouri side is CLOSED due to severe issues with car vandalism. Free parking is available at the Illinois Bridge entrance and at North Riverfront Park, south of the Bridge along the Riverfront Trail.