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Old Vintage Antique Collectible. Bobbitt, La Donna Bobbitt for free with a 30 day free trial. Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. First, no other traces of the railing are noticeable in this area. Also, this heavy railing had to be moved at least a hundred fifty yards upstream to its present location, and that would take some doing. The bridge history reminds me of a scene in William Maxwell's story titled "With Reference to an Incident at a Bridge" Maxwell recalls his days as a senior Boy Scout when some other Scouts and he were mentors to a group of Cub Scouts.

One night Maxwell and friends "walked the little boys clear out of town [Lincoln, Illinois] in the moonlight and halted when we came to a bridge.

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On command the Cub Scouts "charged bravely across the bridge and into the opposite railing and knocked the wind out of themselves. He also says he did not ask God's forgiveness because he knew he would not get it. In IDOT is replacing the circa bridge. The bridge and I are approximately the same age. If the bridge could speak, would it agree with me that we are both yet viable and don't like the idea of being replaced?

So, for fun, I thought I would show the Route 66 bridge from the top of the railroad bridge. One of the two original tracks has been removed. I find no date for the construction of this bridge. It was certainly built to withstand floods and support two trains. The skirt of the base pier appears to be steel, perhaps walls of a coffer dam filled with concrete. The yellowish red vertical line to the left of the pier is a rope suspended from under the bridge so that today's youth can climb onto the pier, swing out, and cannon ball into the creek when depth allows.

Then drive about a quarter mile, around a curve to the right, until reaching the barricade. You can park nearby. If you choose to walk forward toward the bridge piers, be careful. The old roadbed is filled with concrete debris, which may be the remnants of the old bridge floor. As you walk toward the bridge piers, take care to walk to the left of the road because of an adjacent shooting range at right.

These arms of nature seem to embrace this structure as if it were a coveted, towering boulder-monument, holding it dear to protect it from the threat of man's "progress. The photo below shows the beginning of debris that extends about yards up the old roadbed toward Salt Creek. Some of the debris visible in the photo may be from recent dumping by the Highway Department, as suggested by the black asphalt chunks in the foreground.

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Yet, I remember seeing chunks of concrete piled on this roadbed when I was a kid. My memory of this area extends back about 55 years to the times I was with my dad and Grandfather Wilson when they fished Salt Creek and the nearby gravel pit. In the last couple of years, I have examined this rubble, and I am convinced that the concrete chunks that I recall from childhood -- the ones closer to the creek -- are indeed the remnants of the Routes 4 and 66 bridge floor whose concrete piers remain and are pictured above.

Edward R. Madigan State Park and 28 Salt Creek. Madigan State Park is an ideal destination for those looking for a quiet place to enjoy nature. The park offers picnic areas and trails, plus canoe access to Salt Creek that borders its east side. The park allegedly is home to the state's largest sycamore tree and also features oaks, walnuts, ashes, hackberries, and hickories.

Its resident wildlife species include deer, raccoons, rabbits, pheasants, quail, and hawks. In , it was renamed to honor a Lincoln native with a distinguished career in public service. Madigan served as state representative, U. Madigan State Park. But I would like to remind everyone that the park was built by the efforts of my father, Fred E. At the time he was a union official for the Operating Engineers, and he pushed for the park to be transferred to the Department of Conservation from the Department of Mental Health, and he had the vision of the park, and obtained volunteer labor from the organized labor group.

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That is the reason for the Flag at the entrance, and the memorial plaque at the base of the flag. His efforts through Governor Ogilvie, a personal friend, is the reason the park exists. Visitors to the park enjoy picnicking, fishing channel catfish, bass, and panfish , canoeing, hiking, and hunting. More information is available by contacting the site superintendent at th Ave. Except in winter, people daily fished for catfish below the dam on Salt Creek. I learned a lot about fishing by going with Dad to this area.

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I recall his meeting his friend, Dr. Chester Davis, there one evening just above the dam when Dr.

Davis was fishing with a new-fangled spinning reel. Davis patiently showed Dad how the gear worked, and soon after that Dad acquired his own spinning reel outfit. In the late summer Dad liked to fish for channel catfish just above the dam on Salt Creek. At those times, he assigned me the task of venturing into the tall weeds of vacant lots near home in the afternoon in order to catch large yellow grasshoppers for bait. On a hot summer afternoon, that proved to be sweaty work.

When I caught one, I placed it in a pint or quart mayonnaise jar. The lid had holes punched with hammer and nail to allow the hoppers to breathe.

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Catching them required moving slowly through the tall weeds to avoid scattering them in flight. As hoppers spotted me, they tried to hide behind stalk, branch, or leaf. The trick was to reach forward slowly and quickly grab the hopper. Hoppers would shift position on the weed stalk as a shield against my hand. Once caught, the hopper would spit its "tobacco juice" on my fingers as I slipped it into the jar among the blades of grass I put there for its last meal. I was always concerned about having enough hoppers but usually did have.

Hoppers had other uses than bait. My sister reminds me that sometimes I arranged for the hoppers' "tobacco juice" to get on her. Another "hopper prank" I pulled only once.