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THE ROCK RIVER
Bridges of Lee County Illnois

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DIXON MEMORIAL BRIDGE
Dedicated 23 September 1930
Contributed by Ed Cleary


Below are a set of post cards commemorating the 1930 dedication of the Dixon Memorial Bridge. The cards were mailed by Nelson Richardson to his daughter Helen, then an elementary school teacher in Rockford. Nelson was the son of George Richardson, one of the subjects on your Biography page. You have a wonderful site and I appreciate being able to add a little something to it. Keep up the good work!
(Thanks very much Ed -- and with your help we will try to make the website even more inviting)




Dixon in 1832. Father Dixon's Cabin -Foot of Peoria Street


The Lucky Bridge 1861


The Truesdale Bridge 1869


The Truesdale Bridge collapsed dedication May 4, 1873 43 people perished


Dixon Memorial Bridge - opened 26 July 1930


MEMORIAL BRIDGE
DEDICATED TO THE
WAR VETERANS
BY
CITY OF DIXON AND LEE COUNTY

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