The bridge that was spotlighted with a cake ran for nearly 40 years, starting in 1929. People had to pay a toll fee to cross it, but to most people...it was worth it! After all, it helped Illinois travelers get to North County quick without having to worry about the hustle and bustle of the city. My dad recalls driving on it at one time during his teenage/college days. He still thinks, after all these years, that its weird how the bridge wasn't straight. (You'll see what I mean in the following pictures) The bridge closed in 1965, and it was eventually replaced with the current bridge (I-270). The Old Chain of Rocks Bridge was rehabbed and restored in the 1990s, and today it serves as a cornerstone of memories featuring Route 66 artifacts. One of the world's longest pedestrian/bicycle only bridges welcome both bike riders and walkers for recreational purposes.
|Left side of the cake|
|Back side of the cake|
|Right side of the cake|
10500 Riverview Drive, ST. LOUIS, MO, 63137
Cake artist: Katie Lucas