Stone Bridges of Monroe County, Illinois
There are a number of stone bridges in Monroe County, Illinois. The scenery is beautiful and the bridges are worth looking for.
This first link is to the GreatRiverRoad.com website. It gives a description of the driving tour and directions.
This second link is to a pdf document that I found online about the history of the stone bridges of Monroe County. It's a fifteen page document that includes some photos and old map locations of historic accounts of bridges though there are no streets marked on the map.
Enjoy the trip!
Fountain Creek Bridge
(Monroe County, Illinois)Built 1849 by Herman Garleb; made obsolete by new bridge in 1927Stone arch bridge over Fountain Creek just south of IL 156, west of WaterlooOpen to pedestrians only
Gall Road Bridge
(Monroe County, Illinois)Built 1898Bypassed stone arch bridge over a branch of Carr Creek on Gall Road at ColumbiaOpen to pedestrians only
(Monroe County, Illinois)Built 1881; rehabilitated 1938Stone arch bridge over Maeystown Creek on Mill Street at MaeystownOpen to one-lane traffic
Stonebridge Meadows Bridge
(Monroe County, Illinois)Abandoned stone arch bridge over a branch of Maeystown Creek on Maeystown Road southwest of Maeystown, at Stonebridge Meadows SubdivisionAbandoned, but still intact
(Monroe County, Illinois)Abandoned stone arch bridge over Fountain Creek off Maeystown Road, near WartburgAbandoned, but still intact