Mississippi River Castles | Forum

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Maklarr4000
Maklarr4000 Dec 11 '20
In Saint Louis, on the Mississippi River near the famous "crooked" Chain of Rocks Route 66 bridge are two castles.


Well, sort of- the structures are ornamentation over old intake gates for river water that was funneled to a water treatment facility. The structures are essentially abandoned today as technology has advanced, but the manner in which they are built means they'll likely stand for a long, long time.




A news crew was apparently the first (and last) people to see the inside of the structures with cameras in 2009, with the last mention of them in media in 2016.

The Forum post is edited by Maklarr4000 Dec 11 '20
Maklarr4000
Maklarr4000 Dec 11 '20
In 2016 a drone pilot got some footage of the castles- again apparently the first and last to ever try something like this.



Maklarr4000
Maklarr4000 Dec 11 '20
It's kinda crazy to me that there's these two bizarre "castles" out in the middle of America's largest river, right next to a famous Route 66 bridge, and there's almost nothing said about them anywhere online despite their mysterious appearance and history.
Jasper
Jasper Dec 15 '20
Dude thats awesome
Maklarr4000
Maklarr4000 Jan 25 '21
I'd found a news article on the other computer, and now I can't find it over here. Will replace this with that when I find it. 
Maklarr4000
Maklarr4000 Dec 30 '21
A new video on the subject:



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