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Near Chester in Randolph County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Mary's River Covered Bridge

 
 
Mary's River Covered Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
1. Mary's River Covered Bridge Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1854, in continuous service from 1854-1930. Was originally part of a planked toll road between Breman and Chester. All of the timber in the bridge is the original with the exceptions of the floor, floor joist, roof and siding. Acquired by the State of Illinois in 1936 for purposes of preservation and a picnic area. Money for purchase of site was donated by Chester Chamber of Commerce.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsParks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Covered Bridges 🌉 series list.
 
Location. 37° 56.892′ N, 89° 45.958′ W. Marker is near Chester, Illinois, in Randolph County. Marker can be reached from Illinois Route 150 0.2 miles south of Briarhill Road. Marker is with two other markers outside the bridge, on the grounds of the rest area park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3842 State Rte 150, Chester IL 62233, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chester-Kaskaskia, Illinois (here, next to this marker); George Rogers Clark Campsite (a few steps
Mary's River Covered Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
2. Mary's River Covered Bridge Marker
Marker is on the grounds of the Mary's River Covered Bridge roadside park (marker is below the "Chester-Kaskaskia, Illinois" marker).
from this marker); Rough House (approx. 2.3 miles away); Sea Hag & Bernard the Vulture (approx. 2.6 miles away); Prof. O.G. Wotasnozzle (approx. 3.3 miles away); Castor Oyl & Bernice the Whiffle Hen (approx. 3.3 miles away); King Blozo (approx. 3.8 miles away); Bluto (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
 
Also see . . .  Mary's River Covered Bridge on Wikipedia. Bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974 (#74000771). (Submitted on December 2, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 35 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 2, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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