Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Looking Back: Winter in the Midwest in 1916-- Saving the Bridge

From the Jan. 27, 2016, MidWeek (DeKalb County, Illinois).

1916, 100 YEARS AGO:  "The hard and fast work of DeKalb Highway Commissioner Frank Fuller and a force of men was all that saved the bridge over the Kishwaukee river at Lucinda Avenue, better known as the Annie's Woods bridge, from being swept away this morning by an ice gorge which formed there and threatened the structure."

This bridge connects DeKalb with the NIU campus.  I have been across it many times.  It has recently been redone and looks better than ever.


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