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Mary's River Covered Bridge 13-79-01

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Overview

Photo taken by James Baughn

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Map 

Street View 

Timeline 

Compiled by James Baughn

1854
Bridge constructed as part of the plank toll road out of Chester
1930
Closed to traffic after replacement bridge built
1936
Bridge acquired by State of Illinois
1954
Rehabilitated
2004
Closed for reconstruction
June 10, 2005
Dedication ceremony for reconstructed bridge

Facts 

Overview
Covered bridge over Little Mary's River northeast of Chester, just off IL 150
Location
Randolph County, Illinois
Status
Open to pedestrians only
Future prospects
Preserved
History
Built 1854; carried traffic until 1930; rehabilitated 1954 and 2004-05
Design
Covered Burr arch-truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 86.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 31, 1974
Also called
Little Mary's
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.94853, -89.76588   (decimal degrees)
37°56'55" N, 89°45'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/256969/4203713 (zone/easting/northing)
USGS topographic map
Chester
Inventory numbers
WGCB 13-79-01 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
NRHP 74000771 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 15628 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (4,237)
Built 1854 (22)
Built during 1850s (240)
Burr arch-truss (267)
Covered (1,142)
Have street view (13,911)
Illinois (2,625)
NR-listed (2,607)
Open to pedestrians (2,291)
Owned by state (10,456)
Preserved (740)
Randolph County, Illinois (22)
Span length 75-100 feet (4,950)
Through truss (10,021)
Truss (24,719)
Wooden deck (5,539)

Update Log 

  • August 11, 2013: New photos from Diane Martin
  • April 17, 2010: New photos from Robert Stephenson
  • October 17, 2005: Posted new photos

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