|Over to Chouteau Island|
|Photo of a storyboard map. I wanted to show the expanse |
between the parking lot ( I parked near the P) and the
5-span length of the bridge from the number 1 to the river.
|This is it! My heart is pounding. Can I walk the mile across?|
|Past the iron gate, I pause. This is spooky. There's a presence here.|
|The constant, loud, insect-buzzing drone goes on and on |
adding to the eeriness. Is this what makes the noise?
|Against self-doubts, I made it to the river!|
|New Chain of Rocks Bridge from Old Chain of Rocks Bridge|
Looking down river.
These rapids are formed by the Chain of Rocks Dam, Dam No. 27,
which is just below the surface.
|First view of the bend looking to the Missouri side.|
|Getting closer... and my knee goes out. Ow!|
|The bend looking back towards Illinois|
|On to the Missouri end|
|Route 66 reminders|
|View of St. Louis and the arch through the hazy humidty.|
|Shore area of the Chain of Rocks Dam, Illinois side|
|Tower 2 and bend in bridge from the CoE dam/fishing area|
|Showing angle of dam shoring, the break in the water over the|
dam, Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, and in the distance,
the New Chain of Rocks Bridge