Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse, Hannibal

3.9
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.
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  • Yes its up there. You can drive most of the way if you prefer. Still about 60 steps from the parking area. Or, you can go around and park uphill from it, and walk down the path to it. Its a wide paved...  more »
  • You can by pass the majority of the steps by driving up a road, however, if you want to be closer to lighthouse you must walk up 40 steps. No entrance into lighthouse.  more »
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  • This lighthouse, while in need of some repairs, was a wonderful historical experience. The hike up - multiple staircases with benches to rest - was gorgeous and well worth the effort! Views from the lighthouse were spectacular, even in winter! This is a free, unguided tour with historical placards and cobblestone roads along the way. There is a drive for ADA as well.
  • Very lovely view to the river and Hannibal itself. Brings passion to my town and all its accomplishments.

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