Nauvoo Stone Arch Bridge - Nauvoo, Illinois
Posted by: BruceS
N 40° 32.357 W 091° 23.204
15T E 636621 N 4488865
Quick Description: Historic stone arch bridge just south of Nauvoo, Illinois at a highway pull off.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 9/12/2012 8:19:28 PM
Waymark Code: WMF92N
The stone arch bridge spans a drainage ditch built by the pioneers of Church of the Latter Day Saints. The bridge was built circa 1850 by a German, M. Baumert. There is a marked pull off from hwy 96 to make visiting easy. There is a trail which leads down to the base of old bridge.
Length of bridge: 30 ft
Height of bridge: 15 ft
What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Pedestrian now, formerly wagons and horses
What kind of gap does this bridge cross?:
Date constructed: circa 1850
Is the bridge still in service for its original purpose?: No
Name of road or trail the bridge services: Unknown
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