Saint Francisville in Lawrence County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
13th Street Bridge
Wooden Bridge Built in 1909 Over the
Cairo, Vincennes & Chicago Railway
The Main Line was moved from downtown to this location about 1906 to provide a level roadbed. This original bridge was approximately 180 feet long. The main span was 54 feet. It was reconstructed in 1950.
In later years this railroad line through St. F. was operated by:
Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis RR
New York Central
Last Passenger Train - 1957
Prairie Central Railway
Right Of Way Abandoned - 1984
Rails were then Removed
This Historic Wooden Bridge was added to the
National Register of Historic Places
April 26, 2016
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & Viaducts • Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical date for this entry is April 26, 2016.
Location. 38° 35.549′ N, 87° 39.199′ W. Marker is in Saint Francisville, Illinois, in Lawrence County. Marker is at the intersection of Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1216 Johnson St, Saint Francisville IL 62460, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Francisville Cabin (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); To Victory (about 400 feet away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Francis Xavier Church (approx. half a mile away); Clark's Advance (approx. half a mile away); War Memorial (approx. 5.4 miles away); Red Banks Trace (approx. 8.3 miles away in Indiana); Five Unknown Soldiers Memorial (approx. 8.3 miles away in Indiana). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saint Francisville.
Also see . . . Bridge at Thirteenth Street on Wikipedia. Also known as the "Wooden Bridge". In 2017, the bridge was placed on the endangered list for historic landmarks. The bridge was closed at the time of my visit (July 2021). (Submitted on July 28, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 156 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 28, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.