Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Bridge and Culvert Work in DeKalb County 100 Years Ago

From the Nov. 3, 2015, MidWeek (DeKalb County, Illinois) "Looking Back."

1915, 100 YEARS AGO, OCTOBER

Work on 100 bridges and culverts in DeKalb County is being completed for the year.  "All of these structures are of uniform construction, of reinforced concrete, with wings, and with widths and spans to conform to local considerations.  None of them are of less than 20 feet roadway.

"Plans were drawn by Superintendent of Highways Miller, and are according to the most approved methods of construction.

"These bridges and culverts will endure, with practically no repairs, at least through this generation, and probably much longer."

Wonder if any still remain in their 1915 shape?

Building 'Em to Last.  --RoadDog

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