1. New York Street Memorial Bridge, 1931

A statue of an angel on a bridge.
Built in the Art Moderne style, the bridge was dedicated on Armistice Day, November 11, 1931, as a memorial to World War I veterans. Unlike Stolp Island's other bridges, the New York Street bridge structure spans the entire channel of the Fox River. The genius behind the bridge's design was sculptor, Emory Seidel. He planned the entire bridge as a memorial integrating the kneeling statues of "Memory" into the concrete structure at the pylons. He also created the bronze statue of "Victory," the eagle statues, and the Armed Services bas-relief located in the statuary niches at the center of the span. His limestone relief below the "Victory" statue depicts a family in peacetime.


New York Street (between Route 25 and Route 31)
Aurora, IL 60505