“REDEDICATION OF BRIDGE —The tree-framed Red Covered bridge north of Princeton in Dover township for the speakers’ stand Monday when about 300 persons attended the rededication ceremony in a glade northeast of the bridge. County Judge Herbert W. Gunning is shown as he delivered rededication remarks. Others on the platform, all of whom spoke are, from left, Mrs. Clifford Leonard, Princeton, secretary of the Bureau County Historical society and past president of the state society; Mrs. Myna Swanson, president, Marshall County Historical society; W. D. Boyle, director, Putnam County Historical society; Roger Steele, representing the city of Princeton: L. R. Casey, president, Sterling-Rock Falls Historical society; Harold Parr, master of ceremonies. Mrs. Perry D. Trimble, Princeton, president of the Bureau County Historical society, and A. V. Colby, vice president, Henry County Historical Society, are obscured by the Illinois state flag at the right of the platform. — (Staff Photo).“
The Bureau County Historical Society submitted this news clipping of the Bureau County Republican’s Sept. 5, 1963 issue.
There will be a 150th celebration at 11:30 a.m. Monday with a short program on the history of the Red Covered Bridge. Princeton Mayor Keith Cain, Kathy O’Malley and Stephen Gunning will be the speakers for the program.