King Iron Foot Bridges 1898
The King Bridge Company built two
bridges in 1898 in the small town of Maquon in central Illinois. One was on East Second Street and the other on East Third Street. Constructed with plank floors and iron railings, the bridges span a
small valley. The residents used them to walk from their homes to the downtown area and the train depot.
In 1969,the residents of Maquon overwhelmingly voted in favor of
preserving this part of their heritage. In 1995 the residents urged the board to once again save the bridges. Many volunteered to help in any way they could. With the north bridge in fairly good
condition, the board repaired the south bridge at a cost of $4,200. Private donations helped the village defray some of the expense of replacing steel beams and wood in order to retain the
turn-of-the-century appeal of the old foot bridges.
Many members of my Mother's family
(Staggs and Simpkins) are buried in the Maquon Cemetary.
adapted from http://web.winco.net/~maquon/ which has a additonal information