While in Clinton, Iowa, Sunday, I got a copy of a Quad-Cities Times on Sunday, and it had an article in it about a new bridge in Morrison, which is right on the old Lincoln Highway.
A new bridge is to be built on US-30 over Rock Creek on the west end of town. It is right next to the 160 year old Annan Mill which is quite a beautiful site. It is hoped that this new bridge would be built in such a way as to compliment the mill.
The Morrison City Council has met with the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency to begin the involved process of getting the structure placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Placement would greatly help the city in its negotiations with IDOT. The IHPA thinks the Annan Mill is a likely candidate to be placed on the register.
Also, near the bridge and the mill is something that is fast disappearing on the American landscape in these days of the ubiquitous cell phones and that is a public telephone booth. Perhaps it can be placed on something to connote its past importance to people.We drove by this area just this past Saturday, and there is still a phone in the booth.
Here's Hoping for a Historical-Looking Bridge. --RoadDog
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