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Green - Voice 01 The People To The Editor: I hope you...
Voice 01 The People To The Editor: I hope you will publish this letter requesting all persons living in the Dixon area to write to their Representatives Hubert Considine and Charles Willett; Governor Adlai Stevenson and C. W. Ross, Maintenance Engineer of the State Highway Department in Springfield, Springfield, demanding action on ' the Grand Detour bridge. One or two letters will not have any effect— but hundreds of letters letters cannot— and surely — will not be ignored. ■' The State Highway Department was informed of the dangerous condition of the bridge back in March, 1948, after three young men were killed on it. According to Mr. Ralph Ferguson "A decision decision pertaining to the bridge was apparently side-tracked." side-tracked." side-tracked." It was admitted then that the bridge was unsafe and treacherous. The condition condition still exists. Easter Sunday, April 9, 1950, five cars cracked up on the bridge and there have been many other accidents due to the -slippery -slippery surface. The bridge i a nazard even under normal eather conditions. Monday, April 5, 1950, Ralph Feriruson was! quoted m tne Dixon Evening Telegraph Telegraph as follows: "A change may be in order for the surface that is treacherous with only rain water 'on it." This is December 1951 and still nothing has been done. There is no excuse for permit ting such a "death-trap" "death-trap" "death-trap" to exist, but I can assure you it will not be reconsidered unless an aroused citizenry floods Springfield with letters of condemnation. This time, let us not forget the tragic accidents that have oc- oc- cured. Don't ask yourself, "What can I do?" Start doing something now— sit right down and write your letters and keep writing until tne state is lorced to laxe action. Lets not have the issue "side tracked" again. You may be the next innocent victim. Mrs. Harold A. Green Grand Detour, HI.

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  1. Dixon Evening Telegraph,
  2. 30 Nov 1951, Fri,
  3. Page 4

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