Created By: Pulaski County Tourism Bureau & Visitors Center
The Roubidoux Bridge is a concrete arch bridge built in 1923 as part of a road improvement project on State Route 14, the graded earth and gravel road connecting St. Louis with Joplin. That project also straightened out the road, which originally turned to go around the square behind the courthouse and crossed the Roubidoux on a steel truss bridge at the end of North Street. (You can still see the pilings on the east side of the river to this day.) Three years later, in 1926, State Route 14 was designated U.S, Route 66. However, the road was not paved through Pulaski County until 1930.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Waynesville Downtown Walking Tour