It was an illuminating evening in Lyndon Saturday night. The Prophetstown-Lyndon Royal Neighbors of America youth chapter and Lyndon Historical Society members presented the first lighting of the historic Lyndon Bridge. According to Lindy Greenwood, a member of the Historical Society, planning for the event began 3 weeks ago. Greenwood said with the help of donations, they plan to make the event bigger and better in the coming years. The bridge at 126 Sixth Avenue West is a metal Parker Pratt through-truss bridge built in the 1890s. The bridge was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 2003. While cars are not allowed on the bridge these days, pedestrians and bicyclists are welcome to traverse the historic span. Visit lyndonareahistoricalsociety.org/lyndon-bridge-3 for a timeline of the bridge.
– Photos by Breanne Hunter for SVM