The St. Louis Riverfront Trail runs 11 miles from downtown to the Chain of Rocks Bridge, through an industrial landscape, past two 100 year old bridges, and along the only stretch of the Upper Mississippi River south of Minneapolis that has no commercial navigation. Not a bad ride. Read about more Destinations here.
At the Chain of Rocks, the only stretch of the Mississippi River south of the Twin Cities that is free of commercial shipping. (Photo taken June 2013) See more pictures here.
The M.L. King Bridge in St. Louis disappears into a void on a foggy fall day (picture taken November 2012). See more pictures here.
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