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The Chain of Rock Bridge in the center and behind that, a glistening white band, the New Chain of Rocks Bridge.

The famous U.S. Route 66 used the old Chain of Rocks Bridge. It is now a bicycle route and pedestrian walkway, with all traffic using the far plainer but straight New Chain of Rocks Bridge. As you can, the old bridge was built in a 'V' shape to cut costs and utilize the river bedrock, but the turn in the middle bridge made life difficult for tractor-trailer trucks passing each other.

In the river, just before the old bridge, you can see one of two water intakes disguised as a mansion!

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