I have been involved with efforts to restore the covered bridge for over 9 years now, and it’s been an unbelievable journey with many highs and lows. To finally see the bridge restored and reopened today brings pride and joy for me and for everyone in the Historical Society. In addition to the covered bridge’s historical significance, it has great charm and sentimental value for our Long Grove community and those the world over who have expressed their love for our efforts to see the bridge restored. Preserving a piece of history is never easy, but everyone who signed a petition, made a financial donation, advocated at a village board meeting, or otherwise cared about the bridge should be elated!

– Angie Underwood, President, Long Grove Historical Society