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Jack's Mill Covered Bridge, Spanning Henderson Creek, Oquawka, Henderson County, IL

Jack's Mill Covered Bridge, Spanning Henderson Creek, Oquawka, Henderson County, IL

 
 
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Summary

Significance: This bridge is built entirely of wood, resting on stone abutments. It was built in 1844-45 by William Smith and is of the lattice truss type. The main members are of burr and white oak. Note: the lattice members being of black walnut. Tenon joints are used throughout with white oak pins 1 3/4 round, driven thru the connecting members. Originally the shingles and siding were of walnut.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-53
Survey number: HABS IL-242
Building/structure dates: ca. 1856 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1872 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1924 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1929 Subsequent Work

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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Kendall, Francis
Atwood, James B
Smith, Jeremiah
Smith, William
Shell, Charles
Jacks, T W
Curtiss, L W
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Location

henderson county40.93198, -90.94709
Google Map of 40.931982, -90.9470863
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