The General Dean Suspension Bridge Historical

The General Dean Suspension Bridge Historical (HM1V6S)

Location: Carlyle, IL 62231 Clinton County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 36.672', W 89° 21.475'

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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.
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HM NumberHM1V6S
Series This marker is part of the Illinois: Illinois State Historical Society series
Year Placed1976
Placed ByCarlyle Junior Woman’s Club and the Illinois State Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 294698 N 4276269
Decimal Degrees38.61120000, -89.35791667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 36.672', W 89° 21.475'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 36' 40.32" N, 89° 21' 28.5" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)618
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 500 1st St, Carlyle IL 62231, US
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