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

Old Stone Arch Bridge

 
 
Old Stone Arch Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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 1976 by the Clark County Historical Society and the Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Illinois State Historical Society, and the The Historic National Road series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1834.
 
Location. 39° 23.188′ N, 87° 42.51′ W. Marker is in Marshall, Illinois, in Clark County. Marker is on National Road (Avery
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Avenue) (U.S. 40) east of Oak Crest Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marshall IL 62441, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Don Stepp (approx. 0.7 miles away); All Gave Some, Some Gave All (approx. 0.7 miles away); Marshall, Illinois (approx. 0.7 miles away); Battlefield Cross (approx. 0.7 miles away); You Are Not Forgotten (approx. 0.7 miles away); 517 Locust Street (approx. 0.7 miles away); Harlan Hall (approx. ¾ mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marshall.
 
Old Stone Arch Bridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, August 29, 2005
2. Old Stone Arch Bridge
Old Stone Arch Bridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, August 29, 2005
3. Old Stone Arch Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 5, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,123 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 5, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.

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