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Old 05-31-2012, 05:40 PM   #93
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Originally Posted by kimzx1000r View Post
Next up would be one of Rhino's bridges and one of the best. This bridge had a long run up. It was all wood deck . We were on the bridge when the local sheriff drove across. he stopped and talked to us for a while he told us that the bridge was slated for removal and I am very happy I got to see it and cross it before that happens. He also told us that Abe Lincoln had stood on that very bridge and crossed it. It was one of the more unique iron bridges I have seen.
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Kim,
This is the BOLIVIA ROAD BRIDGE. It crosses the Sangamon river and connects Sangamon and Christian counties. I do find it hard to believe "Abe Lincoln crossed that very bridge" as the sheriff told you.The bridge was constructed in 1901, Abe Lincoln was assassinated in 1865 (36 years before the bridge came to be).
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