Illinois Historic Bridges

  • National Road Covered Bridge

    The Embarras River near Greenup was the site of a covered bridge built by Abe and Thomas Lincoln and Dennis Hanks. The original bridge was 200 feet long. Reconstruction of the bridge began in 1998

  • Three Swinging Bridges

    Pontiac is the only city in central Illinois with three swinging bridges. One was built in the early 1900'

  • General Dean Suspension Bridge

    Located just outside the city of Carlyle, this 130 year old bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the area. It is listed on the National Register of Historical Places

  • The Old Chain of Rocks Bridge

    This bridge was built in 1927. The fifth bridge to cross the Mississippi River connecting Illinois and Missouri, it shortened the distance between North St Louis and Edwardsville, Illinois by 15