This year marks the 100th anniversary of the completion of the dam and hydroelectric plant at Keokuk, and you all should plan on going there this weekend. (I’ll have a separate post on the dam in a couple of days.) The plant will be open for public tours as part of River Power Days, but if you just want a good place to take it all in from a higher perspective, walk out on the old swing bridge; a section of the former highway deck is now a fine observation platform and the views are pretty darn good.
Destination of the Day: Keokuk Swing Bridge
About the Author: Dean Klinkenberg
Dean Klinkenberg, the Mississippi Valley Traveler, is on a mission to explore the rich history, diverse cultures, and varied ecosystems of the Mississippi River Valley, from the Headwaters in northern Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. He is the author of Rock Island Lines, a mystery, and several guidebooks for the Mississippi Valley.