Question: Opened late last year along Main Street in Normal, near Virginia Avenue and Advocate BroMenn Hospital Medical Center, was a new bridge over Sugar Creek. Coincidentally, it was exactly 100 years before that a bridge also had been built there. Do you know what it cost to build a bridge over Sugar Creek in 1916 and then in 2016?

Answer: How has inflation eked its way into our lives? Cost of the Main Street/Virginia Avenue bridge in 1916: $3,725. Cost of the Main Street/Virginia Avenue bridge in 2016: $1.4 million.

 

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