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Heritage Marker Program

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The Hanover Township Heritage Marker program began in April of 2011 to recognize and promote the many historic locations in Hanover Township. 

See a list of the current Heritage Markers below and click on the marker name for more information.

Do you have an idea for a Heritage Marker in Hanover Township? Please send us an email to iwcr@hanover-township.org or give us a call at 847-888-8329.

DEDICATED: November 22, 2014

The marker commemorates the Lion Bridge located at the southeast intersection of IL Route 59 and IL Route 58.  Constructed in 1906, the bridge is the earliest example of a reinforced concrete bridge in the state.  The bridge continues to be appreciated by the local community and Hanover Township residents.  Originally believed to be used by local farmers, it is most popularly used now for recreational activities in the forest preserves.

Please click here for a video on the Lion Bridge Dedication Ceremony from the Village of Hoffman Estates.

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