Bridges to Explore in Bureau County

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Bureau County

Bureau County, Illinois is located in the northwestern part of the state. It borders the Iowa border which helps shape its predominantly rural landscape. Founded in 1837, Bureau County is home to a variety of beautiful natural areas and historic sites. Local attractions include the Nahant Marsh Wildlife Preserve, where visitors can explore nature with paddling and walking trails, as well as take a guided tour at the Hugo M. Overlook Visitor Center. For those interested in native wildlife and pla

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Bridges to Explore in Bureau County

Red Covered Bridge

The Red Covered Bridge is an amazing piece of history and architecture. Built in 1882 by local craftsman, this covered bridge stands as a testament to the resourcefulness of early colonists. The two-span 160-foot bridge is made of oak and pine with iron tension rods to offer additional support. The bridge painted its signature red color when it was rebuilt in 2004 after being washed away during a major flood in 2001.

Map of Bridges to explore in Bureau County