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Title:The Old Bridge at Chesterfield
Author(s):Getz, Lowell L.
Subject(s):Chesterfield Illinois
Abstract:The old bridge at Chesterfield is to be replaced. As is true of countless other bridges built in the early days of highway construction, this one is too narrow for today's traffic and is rapidly becoming unsafe. So a new, wider modem bridge will soon span the small creek. This will not be noted as even a minor event in the lives of those traveling Route 111. Although scores of cars and trucks cross this bridge daily (as they have for the past 58 years), few of the occupants even notice there is a bridge at the bottom of the hill. Still fewer will recognize there is a new bridge. To the motorists, replacement of the bridge will mean only a slight inconvenience while under construction, and to the highway department just another drain on an always inadequate bridge repair budget. But to me, disappearance of the old bridge will leave a personal chasm no new bridge can hope to span.
Issue Date:1991-05
Publisher:Henrichs Publications, Inc.
Citation Info:Originally published in Illinois Magazine May-Jun 1991, pgs. 17-18.
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Date Available in IDEALS:2009-05-29

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