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Smith's Covered Bridge

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Description 

This is the second of five bridges built at this location, obviously a favorable place to build a bridge. It replaced a bridge built in 1852. The most recent bridge here was built in 1957 and carries Interstate 55.

Little is known about this bridge, except that it was built in 1865 by F. E. Hinkley, and it was a covered bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Des Plaines River on road
Location
Will County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1865; replaced 1911
Builder
- F. E. Hinkley
Design
Covered bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.41992, -88.19863   (decimal degrees)
41°25'12" N, 88°11'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/399834/4586066 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Channahon
Inventory number
BH 67595 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 15, 2015: Added by Roger Deschner

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