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The Ohio River Bridge Toll House - Cairo, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 36° 59.312 W 089° 09.081
16S E 308540 N 4095763
Quick Description: Was abandoned upon my visit, am told it is now a Welcome Center
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 9/20/2017 8:04:30 AM
Waymark Code: WMWN5K
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
Views: 1

Long Description:

County of house: Alexander County
Location of house: US-51/US-60/US-62, Illinois foot of bridge, Cairo
Built: 1938
Built by: Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works

Marker on site for end of tolls, Marker text:

THE OHIO RIVER BRIDGE
Cairo, Illinois     Wickliffe, Kentucky
completed November 11, 1938
FREED OF TOLLS NOVEMBER 11, 1946
by
The Cairo Bridge Commission
  The Ohio River Bridge was conceived and built in the public interest by the Cairo Bridge Commission with the cooperation of the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works and the Highway Departments of Illinois and Kentucky. The Bridge was operated and maintained by the Commission and as a result of the untiring efforts of many public spirited citizens, the Commission was able to repay all cost from tolls and the Highway Departments of Illinois and Kentucky jointly accepted the bridge as a part of the state highway systems to be maintained as a toll free facility.
CAIRO BRIDGE COMMISSION
Ray Williams, Chairman
Jas. S. Johnson    M.C. Anderson
Thos. H. Cutler    W.H. Creason
John C. Fisher    Reed Green
Marion Woodward, Secretary

ENGINEERS
Modjeski & Masters     Design & Construction
Sverdrup & Percel     Operation & Maintenance

CONTRACTORS
Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Comapny   Substructure
Mount Vernon Bridge Company    Superstructure

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