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Marshall in Clark County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Old Stone Arch Bridge

 
 
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By Allen C. Browne, August 29, 2005
1. Old Stone Arch Bridge Marker
Inscription. This Bridge was completed by Army Engineers sometime between 1834 and 1837 as part of the Old National Road, between Cumberland, Maryland and Vandalia, Illinois, was authorized by the enabling act of 1803 and was the Nation's first federally financed highway. The Bridge is a prime example of the Stone-building art and early American Engineering. Stones were precisely cut and fitted together without bond or mortar. Many stone arch bridges were built along the Cumberland Road, but this was the only one is still in use at the time of the marker dedication.

Erected by Clark County Historical Society and the Illinois State Historical Society, 1976
 
Erected 1976 by the Clark County Historical Society and the Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society, and the The Historic National Road marker series.
 
Location. 39° 23.188′ N, 87° 42.51′ W. Marker is in Marshall, Illinois, in Clark County. Marker is on National Road (Avery Avenue) (U.S. 40) east of Oak Crest Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marshall IL 62441, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker
Old Stone Arch Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 29, 2005
2. Old Stone Arch Bridge
, measured as the crow flies. James Jones 1921 - 77 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Fancher Pony Truss Bridge (approx. 3.6 miles away); Grandview Township Veterans Honor Roll (approx. 13 miles away); A Civil War Murder (approx. 15.2 miles away in Indiana); Fairbanks' Massacre (approx. 15.3 miles away in Indiana).
 
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Old Stone Arch Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 29, 2005
3. Old Stone Arch Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 507 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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