Old Clark Bridge

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Clark Bridge
DETAIL VIEW OF HIGHWAY BRIDGE, SHOWING RAILROAD BRIDGE AND LOCK AND DAM IN BACKGROUND, LOOKING NORTHEAST (UPSTREAM) - Upper Mississippi River 9-Foot Channel Project, Lock and Dam HAER ILL,60-ALT,3-36.tif
Detail view of highway bridge, showing railroad bridge and lock and dam in background, looking northeast (upstream).
Coordinates 38°53′01″N 90°10′57″W / 38.88361°N 90.18250°W / 38.88361; -90.18250
Carries 2 lanes of US 67
Crosses Mississippi River
Locale West Alton, Missouri and Alton, Illinois
Characteristics
Design Truss
History
Opened 1928
Closed 1994

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. The bridge was initially a toll bridge.[1]

Notes[edit]

  • Built by Alton-St. Louis Bridge Company, with construction starting in 1927.[2]
  • Closed for major repairs in 1959 and 1975.
  • Demolished via explosives in Summer-Fall 1994.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Map of Missouri Showing State Road System, January 1, 1930
  2. ^ Alton Telegraph, July 6, 1975.

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