General Dean Suspension Bridge, Carlyle, Illinois
Posted by: paulspaper
N 38° 36.668 W 089° 21.491
16S E 294675 N 4276262
Quick Description: General Dean Suspension Bridge Historical Marker in Carlyle Illinois.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 8/24/2007 6:35:25 AM
Waymark Code: WM22EN
Historical Marker reads: It is listed on the National Register of Historical Places. The original bridge served as a crossing of the Kaskaskia River. Historical Marker Reads: This bridge was built in 1859 at a cost of $40,000 and used for nearly seventy years. Previously, travelers at Carlyle crossed the Kaskaskia by ferry or on a mud bridge supported by logs. The Historic American Buildings Survey recognized the architectural significance of this bridge in 1950 and recommended its preservation. In 1951 the State Legislature appropriated $20,000 for restoration work. The bridge was named in honor of Major General William F. Dean, a Korean War hero and Carlyle native, in 1953. As of 1976 this was the only suspension bridge in Illinois.
Dedication Date: 1976
Location: On East side of Suspension Bridge in Carlyle, Illinois
Historical Society: Not listed
Website: Not listed
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