Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse, Hannibal

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The Mark Twain Memorial Bridge is the name for two bridges over the Mississippi River at Hannibal, Missouri, childhood home of Mark Twain, for whom the bridge is named. The current bridge, north of the original bridge, was finished in 2000. The bridge currently carries traffic for Interstate 72 and U.S. Highway 36. The state of Missouri has put up a stone picture of Twain on the Missouri side of the bridge.
See Mark Twain Memorial Bridge (1936).
The current bridge opened to traffic on September 16, 2000. As part of the construction project, U.S. 36 was rerouted further north, eliminating a dangerous sharp curve that had been on the Missouri approach. The cost of the bridge was $55 million. Put Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse into our Hannibal trip app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Hannibal.
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  • The lighthouse was one of our favorites - lots of steps on a windy, cool day - but since the leaves hadn't started back on the trees yet, the view was great. 
    The lighthouse was one of our favorites - lots of steps on a windy, cool day - but since the leaves hadn't started back on the trees yet, the view was great.  more »
  • Not to be done by the faint of heart. We climbed the 244 steps to the top. It was worth it for the beautiful view of the Mississippi River . 
    Not to be done by the faint of heart. We climbed the 244 steps to the top. It was worth it for the beautiful view of the Mississippi River .  more »
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  • I really enjoyed being able to view the light house and being able to walk right up to, and around it. I wished there would have been a way to walk inside and to the top. The best part was coming back at night and seeing the lights. It made for some amazing photos.
  • Not a large lighthouse, but it is more of a memorial to the author. It didn't seem like visitors were able to go inside. It's a good, steep hike up several steps, so be ready. You can read about the lighthouse once you reach the base of the lighthouse. There are trails around the lighthouse.

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