2017 MOST ENDANGERED HISTORIC PLACES IN ILLINOIS
Landmarks Illinois announced the 2017 Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois on April 6, 2017, at a press conference in Springfield. Click on the name of the site in the map below to learn more about its history, why it is endangered, and how you can help.
Long Grove Bridge Long Grove, Lake County
Historically called the Buffalo Creek Bridge, this rare, circa 1906 metal truss bridge that was given a wood covering in 1972 is now fondly referred to by locals as the Covered Bridge of Long Grove. According to Nathan Holth of HistoricBridges.org, despite its covering, it is one of the few pin-connected truss highway bridges remaining in Chicagoland and the only known surviving pin-connected truss bridge in Lake County. The one-lane bridge over Buffalo Creek has Credit: Long Grove Business Association Credit: Long Grove Historical Society been targeted for replacement by the Village of Long Grove to accommodate a two-lane bridge. Local residents and organizations have rallied to save the historic bridge, noting that the village’s logo and overall identity is based on its image and contribution to Long Grove’s small town charm. The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency has determined the bridge as eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.Historic Downtown Long Grove Business Association is leading the campaign to save the bridge.
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