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Joliet in Will County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Bridges in Joliet

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, October 2, 2020
1. Bridges in Joliet Marker
Inscription.  In 1832, when our first settlers arrived, the Deep Waterway at this site was a small river full of islands. They crossed it "by ford or makeshift ferry". In 1837 the village issued $3000 in script to build two bridges. After the bridges washed down the river during the spring rains of '38, a $75 "dug out" was used for public ferrying. By 1840 they had a sturdy oak bridge; about 1859 a quaint 2 arch stone bridge, then in 1870 one with 5 arches. In 1900 the first steel bridges were erected, followed in 1933 by the present 2 span lift bridges.
 
Erected 1994 by Will-Joliet Bicentennial Park, Inc. 1994.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 41° 31.509′ N, 88° 5.234′ W. Marker is in Joliet, Illinois, in Will County. Marker can be reached from North Bluff Street north of Jefferson Street (U.S. 30). Marker is located in Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 141 N Bluff St, Joliet IL 60435, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Bridges in Joliet Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 2, 2020
2. Bridges in Joliet Marker
. "Frannie" (within shouting distance of this marker); American House Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Bicentennial Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Market in Joliet (within shouting distance of this marker); James McKee's Mill and Dam (within shouting distance of this marker); Joliet's Business Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Prairie Band of Potawatomi (within shouting distance of this marker); Joliet's First Stone Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Joliet.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 3, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 3, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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