Fountain Creek Bridge

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Fountain Creek Bridge
Fountain Creek Bridge.jpg
Overview from north
Fountain Creek Bridge is located in Illinois
Fountain Creek Bridge
Fountain Creek Bridge is located in the US
Fountain Creek Bridge
Nearest city Waterloo in Monroe County, Illinois, USA
Coordinates 38°19′32.69″N 90°11′44.76″W / 38.3257472°N 90.1957667°W / 38.3257472; -90.1957667Coordinates: 38°19′32.69″N 90°11′44.76″W / 38.3257472°N 90.1957667°W / 38.3257472; -90.1957667
Built 1849
Architect Garleb,Herman
NRHP Reference # 78001176[1]
Added to NRHP December 22, 1978

Fountain Creek Bridge is a limestone arch bridge which crosses Fountain Creek near Waterloo in Monroe County, Illinois, USA. The bridge was constructed in 1849 and served as a road bridge until the 1920s, when Illinois Route 156 opened on a new bridge. During the nineteenth century, stone arch bridges were commonly built in regions with stone quarries, such as Monroe County; roughly 100 stone bridges were built in the county. The Fountain Creek Bridge is the largest remaining stone arch bridge in the county and the second-largest which was only used by road traffic in the state.[2]

The bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 22, 1978.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Sculle, Keith A. (July 26, 1978). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Fountain Creek Bridge" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved February 12, 2014.