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Thompson Mill Covered Bridge 13-87-01

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken June 2005 by Jack Schmidt

BH Photo #102594

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Covered bridge over Kaskaskia River north of Cowden
Location
Shelby County, Illinois
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1868 at a cost of $2,500
Design
Covered Howe through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 105.0 ft.
Total length: 161.2 ft.
Deck width: 10.6 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 13, 1975
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.25865, -88.81811   (decimal degrees)
39°15'31" N, 88°49'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/343136/4347055 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fancher
Inventory numbers
WGCB 13-87-01 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
NRHP 75000675 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 15669 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 28, 2016: New photos from David Huffman
  • April 17, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Adjusted GPS
  • April 12, 2009: New photos from Robert Stephenson
  • March 26, 2009: Updated by Robert Stephenson: NRHP info and length
  • July 9, 2008: New photos from Robert Stephenson
  • April 10, 2006: Posted photos from Jack Schmidt

Sources 

Comments 

Thompson Mill Covered Bridge
Posted June 11, 2010, by Ed Baumgarten (ed [at] edbaumgarten [dot] com)

I visited Thompson Covered Bridge near Cowden on behalf of Illinois Bureau of Tourism on 12/28/09. Published an article on it for Enjoyillinoisblog.com and posted the images to my flickr account at:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/baument/sets/72157622964933455/

You may send people to the address above to see additional pictures if you wish.

Thanks for doing what you do!

Ed Baumgarten

Stewardson, IL

Thompson Mill Covered Bridge
Posted April 12, 2009, by Robert Stephenson (seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Since, I was already in Shelby county looking for the Cowden bridge, I figured I better get some photos of the Thompson bridge before everything turns green again.