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Shedd Aquarium

Mary's Covered Bridge

State Route 150, Chester, IL 62233

Historic Sites

Come and enjoy the rich history of Mary's Covered Bridge!

The Covered Bridge was built in 1854 by Wilhelm Misselhorn from Germany. It was in continuous service from 1854 to 1930 and renovated by the State in 2005. It has a 90-foot span and constructed as part of a toll road between Bremen and Chester; the original timber from native white oak timbers in a Burr arch design has been preserved. It is the only bridge of its kind left in Southern Illinois.

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