Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Cross Postcard

This cross can't be missed when driving through Effingham, Illinois. It's HUGE!

Fun facts:
*198 ft.(61m) height
*113 ft. arm span
*848 yards of concrete in footing
*33+ tons of reinforced steel footing in foundation
*180+ tons of steel in structure
*official dedication in September 2001
*19 million estimated travelers pass by annually

This is a view of the cross from I-70, as seen through a dirty windshield. :)

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