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After the purchase of an 80-acre tract of land west of the Sangamon River in the 1960s, the Lake of the Woods Covered Bridge was constructed to connect the two sides of Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve in Mahomet. IL. It was designed as a replica of the Pepperel Bridge near Boston.

In 1965, the bridge was dedicated. The work took 18 months and cost $55,000. The bridge was 140 feet long and 32 feet wide and was made of southern pine and Douglas fir.

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pumpkinhead

Love the angle of this one, Laura. Thanks for the information on the bridge!

unicorn3

This is so beautiful...........Wendy

Dilubreuer

Didn't know this type of bridges existed until Beekay started posting them. Thanks for posting them again LJ!

pkin38

Beautiful .. :-)))

PLG1958

Fun to see!!!

ladywil2

Very nice that this was redone and preserved. There are not too many around.

bluebird42

Pepperel is north and west from here and I've never seen their bridge, so now, at least I know what it looks like. Thanks, Laura. It's a grand old bridge.

ringleader

Love covered bridges. Thanks, Laura. Lovely photo.