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Walk Across The Galena Y-Bridge For A Gorgeous View Of Missouri’s Fall Colors

Only In Missouri
Only In Missouri
 2021-10-21

Leaf peeping season is in full swing, and Missouri boasts an abundance of beautiful spots to admire the changing colors. Whether we feel like watching the colorful rolling landscape pass by on a scenic train ride or we want to hit the highway on a fall foliage drive, we have quite a few unique ways to see Missouri’s fall colors. For one of the most unique ways to view the colorful foliage, stroll across the Galena Y-Bridge.

During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.

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The Y-Bridge in Galena boasts both colorful views during the autumn and a rich history as one of the few remaining bridges of its kind in the United States.
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Built in 1926 and crossing over the James River, the unique three-way bridge shuttled traffic for decades, until it permanently shut down in 1986.
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However, instead of demolishing the historic bridge, officials converted it to a pedestrian bridge.
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Today, pedestrians stroll across the bridge to admire the many scenic views - from the James River to the surrounding foliage.
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One of the prettiest times of the year to walk across the bridge is during the peak of the fall foliage.
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The bridge earned a spot on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991 due, in large part, to its unique Y shape. The Y shape made it easy for drivers to merge onto the bridge.
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Don't forget your camera or your smartphone when you set off on your stroll. Your best bet is to visit during the peak fall foliage when the surrounding landscape is at its most brilliant.

Where’s your favorite place to drink in Missouri’s fall colors? Have you gone leaf peeping at the Galena Y-Bridge? Join the conversation in the comments! For beautiful views all year around, plan a trek through this gorgeous tunnel of trees in Missouri.

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