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by Larry A. Riney
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Some Lincoln biog-raphers, Riney writes, have portrayed the future president as the prac-tical downstate lawyer. who took charge of the tricky legal case and single-handedly fought the river interests (205). Lincoln, the story goes, was the only lawyer with the good sense to actually visit the Rock Island Bridge to assess the danger it posed.
The Effie Afton struck the bridge weeks after it opened, and steamboat companies brought lawsuits. It was replaced in 1866 by a wooden structure. In 1868, the second bridge was damaged by an ice storm and a tornado; however, construction crews repaired and reopened the bridge. It was replaced in 1872 by a twin double-deck bridge. The third bridge, 366 ft (112 m) long, was near the Rock Island shore.
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