Lincoln Memorial Bridge

The Lincoln Memorial Bridge
Kodak EasyShare Z730

This isn’t the usual view of this stunning bridge. Normally, it’s photographed from the Indiana side, in Vincennes. (See my photo from that side here.) Here, I shot it on the ground, on the other side of the Wabash River in Illinois.

It’s called the Lincoln Memorial Bridge because it was near this point that young Abraham Lincoln crossed into Illinois as they left their Indiana home behind. There’s a lovely memorial to this crossing on the Illinois side, not far from where I stood to photograph this bridge; see it here.

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8 responses to “single frame: The Lincoln Memorial Bridge”

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  2. Tom in Phoenix Avatar
    Tom in Phoenix

    This bridge bears a strong resemblance to the 1931 WPA-constructed bridge over the Salt River in Tempe, Arizona. Google “Tempe bridge” and you’ll find many photos.

    I am enjoying this series of posts!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Fascinating! Especially since this Wabash River bridge wasn’t a WPA project.

  3. brandib1977 Avatar

    Vincennes is such a neat town. Love this perspective!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Everyone photographs this bridge from the Indiana side so I thought I’d be different.

      1. brandib1977 Avatar

        Smart thinking! I drove across it and stopped at the Lincoln memorial before heading out a few more miles into Illinois. I don’t recall if I made anything of the bride from that side.

        1. Jim Grey Avatar

          If you look down behind the memorial, you find this, the original alignment of US 50.

          Brick segments of old US 50

          1. brandib1977 Avatar

            How cool! I will do that if I ever go back!

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