Old Clark Bridge

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Clark Bridge
Mississippi River old Lock and Dam number 26.jpg
Old Lock and Dam 26 and the Old Clark Bridge with a swing span rail bridge in between.
Carries 2 lanes of US 67
Crosses Mississippi River
Locale West Alton, Missouri and Alton, Illinois
Design Truss
Opened 1928
Closed 1994
Coordinates 38°53′01″N 90°10′57″W / 38.88361°N 90.18250°W / 38.88361; -90.18250

The Old Clark Bridge was a bridge that carried U.S. Route 67 across the Mississippi River between West Alton, Missouri and Alton, Illinois. It was constructed beginning in 1927, was replaced by the Clark Bridge and was demolished in 1994.


  • Built by Alton-St. Louis Bridge Company, with construction starting in 1927.[1]
  • Closed for major repairs in 1959 and 1975.
  • Demolished via explosives in Summer-Fall 1994.

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  1. ^ Alton Telegraph, July 6, 1975.

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