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Kaskaskia Bridge, Vandalia, IL
Submitted by: Sherry Smith-Stanford
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This is the old Kaskaskia River Bridge that was completed in 1921. It was erected to take the place
of a suspension bridge.  The original bridge constructed at this point was a wooden covered bridge.
The original was built at the point where the Cumberland Trail or Old National Road terminated
on the east side of Vandalia.
When I was little, we called it the Singing Bridge because of the sound that it made when the car drove over it.
We always went over the bridge on our way to Brownstown to visit my Grandma and Grandpa Smith- Olive and Earl.

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