Princeton, Illinois: Red Covered Bridge

Built in 1863, this is said to be the only remaining covered bridge in Illinois that you can still drive through.
Address:
County Rd 1950 E., Princeton, IL
Directions:
From downtown Princeton drive north on Main St./IL-26 for about three miles. Turn left at the Historic Red Covered Bridge sign onto County Rd 1990 E. Drive a half-mile to the bridge.
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Red Covered Bridge

The Red Covered Bridge is a beautiful bridge, built in 1863. It's the only one of six remaining covered bridges in Illinois that is still open to regular vehicle traffic.

[Jeanne, 04/27/2020]

A metal plaque attached in 1938 says that the sturdy bridge has defied storms and floods and "well represents the unyielding character of those who erected it."


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