“Red River Bridge at Illinois Bend Opens
The airline bridge across Red River at Illinois Bend, seventeen miles north of Saint Jo, construction of which was begun April 1, is now open for traffic, the official opening taking place Tuesday at a picnic sponsored by Saint Jo and Wilson, Ok. The celebration was held at Mud Creek, on the Oklahoma side.
The first car driven across the new structure on Friday, Aug 19, by Mrs C V Royal. The bridge is a toll bridge, owned by the Airline Bridge Company, and is one of the best touching Texas Soil.”
14 September 1927 Dallas Morning News