Sugar Creek Covered Bridge

Sugar Creek Covered Bridge (SCHS photo)

Sugar Creek Covered Bridge (SCHS photo)

The Sugar Creek Covered Bridge, the last covered bridge in Sangamon County, spans Sugar Creek a few hundred yards south of where early settler Robert Pulliam built a cabin during his first visit to the area in 1817.

The 60-foot bridge was built in 1880, although it has undergone several reconstructions since. It also is known as the Hedley Bridge or the Glenarm Bridge.

The bridge is in Pioneer Park, a small park owned by the Chatham Park District. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.schs logo (2)

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5 Responses to Sugar Creek Covered Bridge

  1. Judith Johnson says:

    My mother used to ride with her Mother in a horse and buggy to deliver eggs and milk, she was little.They lived across the road from the Old Cumberland Cemetery and Sugar Creek Church. It’s a beautiful bridge.

  2. Sandy Baksys says:

    My sisters and I used to take our dad to visit the bridge and the creek back in the late 1990s and early 200s. I think it reminded him of the little creek that ran through their land back in Lithuania.

  3. Mark says:

    Visited this bridge October 2015 all the way from Hamilton, New Zealand.
    Awesome place

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