The Mississippi River at Chain of the Rocks Bridge near St. Louis
July 20, 1939: The Chain of Rocks Bridge was built across the Mississippi. It carried Route 66 on the St. Louis Bypass. It is now a bicycle and pedestrian bridge.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.