The Chain of Rocks bridge used to be part of the old U.S. Route 66. The bridge was closed in 1970, and after almost three decades of disrepair was renovated and reopened as a pedestrian and bicycle bridge for a regional bike trail. At 5,348 feet, it’s considered the longest bike / pedestrian bridge in the world.
Read more. I foresee more news of trail closures and delayed facilities construction as governments struggle to allocate funds in tough economic times.