1859 General Dean Suspension Bridge
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You don’t expect to come upon a suspension bridge over a river in middle America. But nevertheless, here this one is.
It’s in Carlyle, Illinois, about 50 miles east of St. Louis. It’s a block north of US 50 on Carlyle’s east side. It carried vehicular traffic through sometime during the 1930s. I wouldn’t be surprised if this bridge was on US 50’s original alignment here.
Today, it’s a pedestrian bridge.