Spoon River Rest Area Covered Bridge, I-74
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member KG1960
N 40° 52.669 W 090° 05.507
15T E 745051 N 4529265
Quick Description: A pedestrian covered bridge in the eastbound rest area on I-74 between Peoria and Galesburg, IL. at about mile marker 62.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 4/10/2007 5:06:57 PM
Waymark Code: WM1D9B
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 47

Long Description:
This is a pedestrian only covered bridge in a rest area at about mile marker 62 on I-74 between Peoria and Galesburg, IL. It is on a walking path leading to a look-out tower that has been Waymarked, WM12WE, Spoon River Rest Area Look Out Tower. There is a geocache, GCNJK1, in this rest area and crossing the bridge is necessary to get to the cache.

This bridge and rest area is accessible only from the eastbound lanes of I-74. There is a rest area on the westbound lanes but there is no access to the covered bridge or look-out tower from there.

The bridge was built in 1981 and is 97 feet long. It crosses a small creek.
Current Condition of Bridge: Very good

Description of Covered Bridge:
Wooden pedrestrian bridge crossing a small creek on a path to a look-out tower and a geocache. Bridge was built in 1981 and is 97 feet long.


Year Built: 1981

Parking (If not at the bridge):: nearby

Location (Road - City - State - Country): I-74, Mile Marker 62 (approx.), eastbound only

Web Address: Not listed

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