The covered bridge at the CH Moore Homestead has toppled over.
Sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning, the windy conditions central Illinois saw brought the iconic bridge at the Homestead grounds down. Larry Buss, resident manager at the CH Moore Home says while the wooden bridge is old and aged, it certainly has never been deemed unstable.
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Board Members for the DeWitt County Museum have begun discussing what to do going forward. According to Buss, the base of the bridge is still together with iron going through it, and could certainly be used in the future. He says discussions have been in the works to expand the bridge.
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Buss is thankful the collapse happened during a time when no one was around to be hurt. A decision on the future of the bridge should come shortly.
Image Courtesy of EMC Photography.