Red Covered Bridge (Illinois)

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Red Covered Bridge
Red Covered Bridge in Princeton IL.jpg
Shown with its white guardrail
Location 2 mi. N of Princeton, IL off IL 26 on Old Dad Joe Trail
Coordinates 41°24′59″N 89°28′42.3″W / 41.41639°N 89.478417°W / 41.41639; -89.478417Coordinates: 41°24′59″N 89°28′42.3″W / 41.41639°N 89.478417°W / 41.41639; -89.478417
Built 1863
NRHP Reference # 75000640[1]
Added to NRHP April 23, 1975

The Red Covered Bridge is a wooden, covered bridge that runs over Big Bureau Creek, north of Princeton, Illinois. It was originally built in 1863, at a cost of $3,148.57.[2] The 149-foot (45 m) span is one of five remaining covered bridges in Illinois, and it is still open to traffic. It was once part of the Peoria-Galena Trail.[3]

The bridge was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on April 23, 1975.[1]

Sign on Red Covered Bridge


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Sunmark, D. E. (January 1973). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Red Covered Bridge" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved October 16, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Red Covered Bridge". Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway. Retrieved October 16, 2013. 

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