Old Bridge Overlook Park

Hailed as "The Gateway to the Ozarks" upon the bridge's completion in 1928, this structure provided an invaluable and vital link between Missouri and Illinois.

A small restored portal of the old bridge remains with refurbished art deco styling. At the overlook there is a viewing scope that provides a commanding view of the Mississippi River.

There is access to the River Campus Trail which provides a leisurely walkway along these historic grounds bordering the river. Interpretive signage is scattered along the trail. A newer bridge, The Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge, opened in December, 2003 to replace the bridge of 1928.

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Latitude: 37.296063 Longitude: -89.521325 Elevation: 392 ft

Accessibility Notes

Old Bridge Overlook Park is handicap accessible

Pet Friendly Notes

Leashed pets are welcome!

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