HistoricBridges.org Menu: HistoricBridges.org Menu:



BridgeSeek

Bridges Found: 109


Divider

Indian Creek Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 40.701389,-88.542222

View Google Map

Carries TR 241 over Indian Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 40.0 Feet
Span Length: 39.3 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over Indian Creek on TR 241
History: Built ca. 1940; replaced 2006
Built: ca. 1940

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

Divider

Mud Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.027797,-88.776990

View Google Map

Carries TR 52A over Mud Creek
Design: truss/pony/pratt
Design Details: Riveted, 5-panel Pratt pony truss
Total Length: 61.3 Feet
Span Length: 59.3 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Mud Creek on TR 52A
History: Built 1901
Built: 1901

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

132270

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Dale Travis

234080

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234081

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234082

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234083

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234084

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234085

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234086

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234087

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

Divider

Division Street Bridge

Status: Open

Location: 40.888019,-88.633344

View Google Map

Carries Old US 66 (Division St) over North Creek
Design: beam/tee
Design Details: Concrete tee beam
Total Length: 33.1 Feet
Span Length: 31.1 Feet

Overview: Concrete bridge over North Creek on Old US 66 (originally IL 4) in Pontiac
History: Built 1926, rebuilt in 2005
Built: 1926

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

102302

Click to visit page.

Overview

Photo submitted by David Backlin

102303

Click to visit page.

Plaque

Photo submitted by David Backlin

102304

Click to visit page.

IL 4 marker

Photo submitted by David Backlin

234072

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234073

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234074

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234075

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234076

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234077

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234078

Click to visit page.

Historical Marker

One of Illinois new Rte 66 historical markers by the restored bridge.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234079

Click to visit page.

Looking South

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

Divider

North Fork Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 40.827778,-88.431944

View Google Map

Carries TR 224B over North Fork Vermilion River
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 119.7 Feet
Span Length: 79.7 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over North Fork Vermilion River on TR 224B
History: Built 1910; replaced in 2009
Built: ca. 1910

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

Divider

Rooks Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 40.814167,-88.678056

View Google Map

Carries Or #66 Nb over Rooks Cr
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 215.5 Feet
Span Length: 82.0 Feet

Overview: Rooks Creek on Or #66 Nb
History: Built 1939; rehabilitated 1997
Built: 1939

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

Divider

Rooks Creek Bridge

Status: No longer exists

Location: 0.000000,0.000000

View Google Map

Carries TR 145 over Rooks Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 107.5 Feet
Span Length: 70.5 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over Rooks Creek on TR 145
History: Built ca. 1910; replaced 2002
Built: ca. 1910

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

Divider

Scattering Point Creek Bridge

Status: Intact but closed to all traffic

Location: 40.967015,-88.779014

View Google Map

Carries E 2350 N Rd over Scattering Point Creek
Design: truss/pony/pratt-half
Design Details: Riveted, 4-panel, half-hip Pratt pony truss
Total Length: 59.3 Feet
Span Length: 58.7 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Scattering Point Creek on E 2350N Rd 5, 2.5 mi. southwest of Cornell
History: Built 1901
Built: 1901

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

132268

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Dale Travis

234088

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234089

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234090

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234091

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234092

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234093

Click to visit page.

Road Cloased

Fairly new signage, closure must have been recent.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

Divider

Short Point Creek Bridge

Status: Intact but closed to all traffic

Location: 40.988889,-88.782500

View Google Map

Carries TR 67 over Short Point Creek
Design: truss/pony/warren
Design Details: Warren pony truss
Total Length: 60.0 Feet
Span Length: 58.0 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Short Point Creek on CR760 E Rd 2.8 mi. W of Cornell
History: Built 1901
Built: 1901

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

132269

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Dale Travis

231364

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in May 2012

231365

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in May 2012

231366

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in May 2012

231367

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in May 2012

231368

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in May 2012

Divider

Vermilion River FAU 6306 Bridge

Status: No longer exists

Location: 40.888056,-88.664444

View Google Map

Carries FAU 6306 over Vermilion River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pinned Pratt through truss
Total Length: 120.7 Feet
Span Length: 98.0 Feet

Overview: Lost through truss bridge over Vermilion River on FAU 6306 in Pontiac
History: Built 1904; replaced 2003
Built: 1904

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

Divider

Chautauqua Park Swinging Bridge #1

Status: Open to pedestrians

Location: 40.876909,-88.623569

View Google Map

Carries a pedestrian path in Chautauqua Park over Vermillion River
Design: suspension/wire
Design Details: Wire suspension
Total Length: 190.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Wire suspension bridge over Vermillion River on a pedestrian path in Chautauqua Park
History: Built 1898 by the Joliet Bridge and Iron Co.
Built: 1898

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

195645

Click to visit page.

Overview

http://visitpontiac.org/webpages/index.php?art=316

244806

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244807

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244808

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244809

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244810

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244811

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

Divider

Wallrich Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 40.837793,-88.280069

View Google Map

Carries TR 276B over North Fork Vermilion River
Design: truss/through/bowstring
Design Details: Bowstring through truss
Total Length: 172.0 Feet
Span Length: 123.0 Feet

Overview: Lost bowstring through truss bridge over North Fork Vermilion River on TR 276B
History: Built ca. 1880; rehabilitated 1976; replaced 1979
Built: ca. 1880

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

129621

Click to visit page.

View East Of Arch Span

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

129622

Click to visit page.

View North From Deck

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

129623

Click to visit page.

View Northwest From South Bank

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

129624

Click to visit page.

View Northeast From South Bank

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

129625

Click to visit page.

View North Of West Arch, Showing Construction Details And Bearing

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

129626

Click to visit page.

View Northeast Of Southwest Bearing

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

129627

Click to visit page.

View Northwest Of Underside Of Deck

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

Divider

Vieley Bridge

Status: No longer exists. Replaced by new bridge.

Location: 40.831667,-88.450556

View Google Map

Carries TR 220D over North Fork Vermilion River
Design: truss/through/bowstring
Design Details: Main span bowstring through truss Approach span pratt pony truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over North Fork Vermilion River on TR 220D
History: Built in the 19th century and originally located in the Kankakee area. Relocated to this site in 1906.
Built: 1870s

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

130943

Click to visit page.

Overview Of Bridge, Facing Northwest

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

130944

Click to visit page.

3/4 View, Facing South, Showing Approach Truss

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

130945

Click to visit page.

Oblique 3/4 View Of West Side, Facing South

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

130946

Click to visit page.

Close-Up View Of North Portal, Facing Southwest

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

130947

Click to visit page.

Detail View Of Approach Truss, Facing West

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

130948

Click to visit page.

View Of Main Truss, Showing Stringers And Floor Beams, Facing Northeast

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

130949

Click to visit page.

View Of Bearing Seat At Northwest Pier Caisson, Facing Southeast

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

130950

Click to visit page.

Close-Up View Of Bowstring Arch, Showing Vertical Connections And Lateral Bracing, Facing Northeast

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

130951

Click to visit page.

Elevated View, Showing Upper Chord Detail, Facing Northeast

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

130952

Click to visit page.

Close-Up View Of Portal, Facing Northeast

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

130953

Click to visit page.

Overview Of South Portal, Facing Northeast

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

130954

Click to visit page.

3/4 View Of West Side, Facing East

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

130955

Click to visit page.

Close-Up View Of South Pier, Facing East

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

130956

Click to visit page.

Overview Of Bridge, Facing Southeast

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

440770

Click to visit page.

Vieley Bridge

The Pantagraph: February 8 1984

478479

Click to visit page.

Vieley Bridge

The Pantagraph: February 8 1984

Divider

Baker Run Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 40.951821,-88.715382

View Google Map

Carries TR 86 over Baker Run
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 40.0 Feet
Span Length: 38.1 Feet

Overview: Lost Pony truss bridge over Baker Run on TR 86
History: Built 1900; replaced 1997
Built: 1900

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

Divider

Gooseberry Creek Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 41.093333,-88.423333

View Google Map

Carries Delaware Street over Gooseberry Creek
Design: arch/deck
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 36.1 Feet
Span Length: 35.1 Feet

Overview: Lost Arch bridge over Gooseberry Creek on Delaware Street in Dwight
History: Built 1900; replaced 2000
Built: 1900

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

Divider

Rooks Creek Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 40.858333,-88.688333

View Google Map

Carries TR 137 over Rooks Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 90.9 Feet
Span Length: 75.1 Feet

Overview: Lost Pony truss bridge over Rooks Creek on TR 137
History: Built 1905; replaced 1995
Built: 1905

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

Divider

South Fork Vermilion Creek Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 40.756667,-88.468333

View Google Map

Carries TR 212 over S Fork Vermilion
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 64.0 Feet
Span Length: 53.2 Feet

Overview: Lost Pony truss bridge over S Fork Vermilion on TR 212
History: Built 1910; replaced 1994
Built: 1910

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

Divider

Mud Creek Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 40.940000,-88.700000

View Google Map

Carries TR 92A over Mud Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 42.0 Feet
Span Length: 40.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Pony truss bridge over Mud Creek on TR 92A
History: Built 1915; replaced 1993
Built: 1915

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

Divider

Baker Run Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 40.962407,-88.682311

View Google Map

Carries TR 108 over Baker Run
Design: arch/deck
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 41.0 Feet
Span Length: 35.1 Feet

Overview: Lost Arch bridge over Baker Run on TR 108
History: Built 1925; replaced 2000
Built: 1925

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

Divider

Five Mile Creek Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 40.841026,-88.432225

View Google Map

Carries TR 224B over Five Mile Creek
Design: truss/through
Design Details: Through truss
Total Length: 89.9 Feet
Span Length: 88.9 Feet

Overview: Lost Through truss bridge over Five Mile Creek on TR 224B
History: Built 1910; replaced 1994
Built: 1910

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

Divider

North Fork Vermilion River Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 40.838333,-88.278333

View Google Map

Carries TR 276B over N Fork Vermilion River
Design: arch/through/steel
Design Details: Steel through arch
Total Length: 171.9 Feet
Span Length: 123.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Steel through arch bridge over N Fork Vermilion River on TR 276B
History: Built 1910; replaced 2000
Built: 1910

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

Divider

Old Route 66 Rooks Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 40.814818,-88.677885

View Google Map

Carries Old Rt 66 Fas 294 over Rooks Creek
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 215.6 Feet
Span Length: 82.0 Feet

Overview: Steel stringer bridge over Rooks Creek on Old Rt 66 Fas 294
History: Built 1939; rehabilitated 1997
Built: 1939

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

244843

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244844

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244845

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

Divider

Old Route 66 - Rooks Creek Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians

Location: 40.814871,-88.678059

View Google Map

Carries Westbouind lane of Old US 66 over Rooks Creek
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Steel stringer bridge over Rooks Creek on abandoned WB lane of Old US 66
History: Built 1946, bypasses by new alignment
Built: 1946

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

244846

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244847

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244848

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244849

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244850

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244851

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244852

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

Divider

BP&J - Rooks Creek Bridge

Status: Abandoned

Location: 40.814189,-88.677433

View Google Map

Carries Abandoned/never completed Bloomington, Pontiac & Joliet Interurban Line over Rooks Creek
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 300.0 Feet
Span Length: 85.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned closed-spandrel arch bridge over Rooks Creek
History: Built 1909
Built: 1909

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

244794

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244795

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244796

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244797

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244798

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244799

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244800

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244801

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

332395

Click to visit page.

Abandoned Rooks Creek Bridge

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in June 2015

332396

Click to visit page.

Abandoned Rooks Creek Bridge

Northern Arch

Photo taken by John Marvig in June 2015

332397

Click to visit page.

Abandoned Rooks Creek Bridge

Pier

Photo taken by John Marvig in June 2015

332398

Click to visit page.

Abandoned Rooks Creek Bridge

Span #2

Photo taken by John Marvig in June 2015

332399

Click to visit page.

Abandoned Rooks Creek Bridge

Damage

Photo taken by John Marvig in June 2015

332400

Click to visit page.

Abandoned Rooks Creek Bridge

Span #2

Photo taken by John Marvig in June 2015

332401

Click to visit page.

Abandoned Rooks Creek Bridge

More Damage (Span #3

Photo taken by John Marvig in June 2015

332402

Click to visit page.

Abandoned Rooks Creek Bridge

Pier

Photo taken by John Marvig in June 2015

332403

Click to visit page.

Abandoned Rooks Creek Bridge

Spans

Photo taken by John Marvig in June 2015

332404

Click to visit page.

Abandoned Rooks Creek Bridge

Photo taken by John Marvig in June 2015

332405

Click to visit page.

Abandoned Rooks Creek Bridge

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in June 2015

354087

Click to visit page.

Spotted at the IL Rte 66 museum in Pontiac

Photo taken by Steve Conro in May 2016

Divider

Chautauqua Park Swinging Bridge #2

Status: Open to pedestrians

Location: 40.875515,-88.622776

View Google Map

Carries a pedestrian path in Chautauqua Park over Vermillion River
Design: suspension/wire
Design Details: Wire suspension
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Wire suspension bridge over Vermillion River on a pedestrian path in Chautauqua Park
History: Built ca. 1926
Built: ca. 1926

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

244812

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244813

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

490613

Click to visit page.

Chautauqua Park Swinging Bridge #2

Photo from old postcard

Divider

Old Route 66 Mazon River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.050239,-88.481320

View Google Map

Carries Old Rt 66 Nb/Fas 2 over Mazon River
Design: beam/tee
Design Details: Concrete tee beam
Total Length: 33.5 Feet
Span Length: 30.2 Feet

Overview: Concrete tee beam bridge over Mazon River on Old Rt 66 Nb/Fas 2
History: Built 1954
Built: 1954

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

244829

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244830

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244831

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244832

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

Divider

Old Route 66 Turtle Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 40.856285,-88.651924

View Google Map

Carries Old Rt 66 Nb/Fas 2 over Turtle Creek
Design: slab
Design Details: Slab
Total Length: 63.3 Feet
Span Length: 29.9 Feet

Overview: Slab bridge over Turtle Creek on Old Rt 66
History: Built 1954; rehabilitated 1998
Built: 1954

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

244853

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

Divider

Old Route 66 - Turtle Creek Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians

Location: 40.856391,-88.652042

View Google Map

Carries Westbound lane of Old Route 66 over Turtle Creek
Design: slab
Design Details: Slab
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Slab bridge over Turtle Creek on the abandooned WB lane of Old Route 66 (US 66)
History:
Built:

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

244854

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244855

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244856

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

Divider

Old Route 66 (Drain Dt Bridge)

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 40.772379,-88.704290

View Google Map

Carries Old Rt 66 Fas 294 (US 66) over Drain Dt
Design: beam/tee
Design Details: Concrete tee beam
Total Length: 74.8 Feet
Span Length: 65.6 Feet

Overview: Concrete tee beam bridge over Drain Dt on Old Rt 66 Fas 294 (US 66)
History: Built 1954; rehabilitated 2000
Built: 1954

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

244825

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

Divider

Old Route 66 - Drain Dt Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians

Location: 40.772240,-88.704566

View Google Map

Carries Westbound lane of Old Route 66 over Drain Dt
Design: beam/tee
Design Details: Concrete tee beam
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete tee beam bridge over Drain Dt on the abandoned WB lane of Old Route 66 (US 66)
History:
Built: 1954

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

244826

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244827

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244828

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

Divider

TP&W - Chatsworth Bridge

Status: Collapsed

Location: 40.755827,-88.243185

View Google Map

Carries Toledo Peoria & Western Railroad over Unnamed creek
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: Timber stringer now just a culvert
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Timber stringer bridge over Unnamed creek on Toledo Peoria & Western Railroad
History: Site of the Chatsworth Bridge Disaster, 10 August 1887, 81 people killed
Built:

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

244802

Click to visit page.

The site is about a 1/2 mile beyond and to the left of the sign

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244803

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244804

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244805

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

Divider

Husted Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 40.960278,-88.725833

View Google Map

Carries E 2300N Road over Baker Run
Design: girder/pony/concrete
Design Details: Concrete through girder
Total Length: 53.2 Feet
Span Length: 51.8 Feet

Overview: Concrete pony/through girder bridge over Baker Run on E 2300N Road 2 mi. S of Cornell
History: Built 1922
Built: 1922

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

231357

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in May 2012

231358

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in May 2012

231359

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in May 2012

231360

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in May 2012

231361

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in May 2012

231362

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in May 2012

Divider

Morris Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 40.986111,-88.787222

View Google Map

Carries CR 750N Road over Short Point Creek
Design: girder/pony/concrete
Design Details: Concrete through girder
Total Length: 38.1 Feet
Span Length: 36.1 Feet

Overview: Concrete pony/through girder bridge over Short Point Creek on CR 750N Road 1.5 mi. E of Long Point
History: Built 1921
Built: 1921

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

231369

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in May 2012

231370

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in May 2012

231371

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in May 2012

231372

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in May 2012

Divider

Wheeler Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 40.994746,-88.864668

View Google Map

Carries E 2550N Road over Diamond Creek
Design: girder/pony/concrete
Design Details: Concrete through girder
Total Length: 43.0 Feet
Span Length: 41.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete pony/through girder bridge over Diamond Creek on E 2550N Rd 1.7 mi E of Long Point
History: Built 1925
Built: 1925

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

231442

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in May 2012

231443

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in May 2012

231444

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in May 2012

231445

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in May 2012

Divider

Diamond Creek Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 40.957613,-88.899828

View Google Map

Carries E 2300N Road over Diamond Creek
Design: girder/pony/concrete
Design Details: Concrete through girder
Total Length: 47.2 Feet
Span Length: 45.9 Feet

Overview: Lost concrete pony/through girder bridge over Diamond Creek on E 2300N Road
History: Built 1924, replaced in 2012
Built: 1924

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

231446

Click to visit page.

Too Late

Photo taken by Steve Conro in May 2012

231447

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in May 2012

Divider

Holmes Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.099750,-88.909696

View Google Map

Carries N100 E Rd over Eagle Creek
Design: girder/pony/concrete
Design Details: Concrete through girder
Total Length: 36.1 Feet
Span Length: 34.1 Feet

Overview: Concrete pony/through girder bridge over Eagle Creek on N100 E Rd
History: Built 1926
Built: 1926

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

234016

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234017

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234018

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234019

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234020

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

Divider

GM&O - Eagle Creek Bridge

Status: Removed

Location: 41.101632,-88.913243

View Google Map

Carries Abandoned Gulf Mobile & Ohio RR over Eagle Creek
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 58.0 Feet
Span Length: 30.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Eagle Creek on Abandoned Gulf Mobile & Ohio RR 3.5 Mi W of Streator
History: Built 1929, Removed 2012
Built: 1929

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

234030

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

Divider

Miller Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.060245,-88.930634

View Google Map

Carries E 12th Rd over Moon Creek
Design: girder/pony/concrete
Design Details: Concrete through girder
Total Length: 38.1 Feet
Span Length: 37.1 Feet

Overview: Concrete pony/through girder bridge over Moon Creek on E 12th Rd
History: Built 1928
Built: 1928

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

234040

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234041

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234042

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234043

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234044

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

Divider

Moon Creek Bridge

Status: Derelict/abandoned

Location: 41.078565,-88.909960

View Google Map

Carries N100 E Rd over Moon Creek Trib.
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer encased in concrete with lattice railings
Total Length: 16.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned steel stringer bridge over Moon Creek Trib. on N100 E Rd
History: Built 1900
Built: 1900

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

234055

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234056

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234057

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234058

Click to visit page.

Stone Abutments

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234059

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234060

Click to visit page.

Old Lattice Steel Rail

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234061

Click to visit page.

Closed

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

Divider

Plowman Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.067222,-88.898056

View Google Map

Carries E 3050 N Rd over Moon Creek
Design: girder/pony/concrete
Design Details: Concrete through girder
Total Length: 45.9 Feet
Span Length: 44.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete pony/through girder bridge over Moon Creek on E 3050 N Rd
History: Built 1931
Built: 1931

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

234062

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234063

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234064

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234065

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234067

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

Divider

Moon Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic with restrictions

Location: 41.067136,-88.902689

View Google Map

Carries E 3050 N Rd over Moon creek
Design: slab
Design Details: Concrete Slab
Total Length: 16.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Slab bridge over Moon creek on E 3050 N Rd
History:
Built:

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

234068

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234069

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234070

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234071

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

Divider

Grau Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 40.944444,-88.828889

View Google Map

Carries E 2200 N rd over Trib Short Point Creek
Design: girder/pony/concrete
Design Details: Concrete through girder
Total Length: 47.9 Feet
Span Length: 46.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete pony/through girder bridge over Trib Short Point Creek on E 2200 N Rd
History: Built 1927
Built: 1927

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

234140

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234141

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234142

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234143

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234144

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234145

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

Divider

Askew Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 40.882403,-88.815514

View Google Map

Carries N 600 E Rd over Scattering Point Creek
Design: girder/pony/concrete
Design Details: Concrete through girder
Total Length: 77.1 Feet
Span Length: 37.1 Feet

Overview: Concrete pony/through girder bridge over Scattering Point Creek on N600 E Road
History: Built 1927
Built: 1927

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

234136

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234137

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234138

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234139

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234146

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234147

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234148

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

Divider

Bruce Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 40.931111,-88.735833

View Google Map

Carries E 2100 N Rd over Rooks Creek
Design: girder/pony/concrete
Design Details: Concrete through girder
Total Length: 107.9 Feet
Span Length: 51.8 Feet

Overview: Concrete pony/through girder bridge over Rooks Creek on E 2100 N Rd 4mi S of Cornell
History: Built 1925
Built: 1925

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

234149

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234150

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234151

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234152

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234153

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234154

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234155

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

Divider

Wolf Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 40.934086,-88.701101

View Google Map

Carries N 1200 E Rd over Wolf Creek
Design: girder/pony/concrete
Design Details: Concrete through girder
Total Length: 53.2 Feet
Span Length: 51.8 Feet

Overview: Concrete pony/through girder bridge over Wolf Creek on N 1200 E Rd
History: Built 1920
Built: 1920

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

234198

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234199

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234200

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234202

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234203

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

Divider

Finley Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 40.935556,-88.629167

View Google Map

Carries N 1575 E Rd over Wolf Creek
Design: other
Design Details: Other
Total Length: 85.0 Feet
Span Length: 41.0 Feet

Overview: Bridge over Wolf Creek on N 1575 E Rd 3.5 Mi N of Pontiac
History: Built 1925
Built: 1925

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

234204

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234205

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234206

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234207

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234208

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234209

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234210

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234211

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234224

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

Divider

Maxson Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 40.861846,-88.416261

View Google Map

Carries E 1600 N Rd over Five Mile Creek
Design: girder/pony/concrete
Design Details: Concrete through girder
Total Length: 76.1 Feet
Span Length: 37.1 Feet

Overview: Concrete pony/through girder bridge over Five Mile Creek on E 1600 N Rd
History: Built 1923
Built: 1923

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

234216

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234217

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234218

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234219

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234220

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234221

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234223

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

Divider

Five Mile Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 40.905564,-88.411037

View Google Map

Carries E 1900 N Rd over Five Mile Creek
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer with wooden deck
Total Length: 24.6 Feet
Span Length: 23.6 Feet

Overview: Steel stringer bridge over Five Mile Creek on E 1900 N Rd
History: Built 1950
Built: 1950

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

234212

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234213

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234214

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234215

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

Divider

Vermillion River Ghost Bridge

Status: Destroyed by flooding

Location: 41.018299,-88.786600

View Google Map

Carries Abandoned alignment E2700N Rd over Vermillion River
Design: unknown
Design Details:
Total Length: 150.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Bridge over Vermillion River on Abandoned alignment E2700N Rd
History:
Built:

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

234378

Click to visit page.

Looking East

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234379

Click to visit page.

West Abutment

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234380

Click to visit page.

West Pier Remaints

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234381

Click to visit page.

East Pier Remaints

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

Divider

Butcher Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.050602,-88.814392

View Google Map

Carries N 600 E Rd over Prairie Creek
Design: girder/pony/concrete
Design Details: Concrete through girder
Total Length: 42.0 Feet
Span Length: 41.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete pony/through girder bridge over Prairie Creek on N 600 E Rd
History: Built 1922
Built: 1922

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

234503

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234504

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234505

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234506

Click to visit page.

Rail Almost Buried

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234507

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234508

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

234509

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

Divider

Humiston Park Swing Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians only

Location: 40.877168,-88.633210

View Google Map

Carries Pedestrian Path over Vermillion River
Design: suspension/wire
Design Details: Wire/cable suspension
Total Length: 250.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Wire suspension bridge over Vermillion River on Pedestrian Path
History: Built 1978
Built: 1978

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

244814

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244815

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244816

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244817

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244818

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

Divider

Rooks Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 40.763930,-88.678690

View Google Map

Carries E950 N Rd. over Rooks Creek
Design: girder/pony/concrete
Design Details: Concrete through girder
Total Length: 86.0 Feet
Span Length: 41.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete pony/through girder bridge over Rooks Creek on E950 N Rd.
History: Built 1920
Built: 1920

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

244864

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244865

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244866

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244867

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244868

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244869

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244870

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244871

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244872

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

Divider

UP - Rooks Creek Bridge

Status: Open

Location: 40.814422,-88.677627

View Google Map

Carries Union Pacific Railroad over Rooks Creek
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Recently upgraded for Amtrak high speed rail
Total Length: 215.0 Feet
Span Length: 45.0 Feet

Overview: Through plate girder bridge over Rooks Creek on Union Pacific Railway
History: Built in 1928 as a two track. Only one track remains.
Built: 1928

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

244873

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244874

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244875

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244876

Click to visit page.

Abandoned Second Track

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244877

Click to visit page.

New High Speed Rail Upgrade

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244878

Click to visit page.

Old Interurban bridge along side

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244879

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244880

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

332380

Click to visit page.

UP Rooks Creek Bridge

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in June 2015

332381

Click to visit page.

UP Rooks Creek Bridge

Looking South

Photo taken by John Marvig in June 2015

332382

Click to visit page.

UP Rooks Creek Bridge

Bridge Number

Photo taken by John Marvig in June 2015

332383

Click to visit page.

UP Rooks Creek Bridge

Looking South

Photo taken by John Marvig in June 2015

332384

Click to visit page.

UP Rooks Creek Bridge

Looking North

Photo taken by John Marvig in June 2015

332385

Click to visit page.

UP Rooks Creek Bridge

Pier

Photo taken by John Marvig in June 2015

332386

Click to visit page.

UP Rooks Creek Bridge

Looking North

Photo taken by John Marvig in June 2015

332387

Click to visit page.

UP Rooks Creek Bridge

Looking South

Photo taken by John Marvig in June 2015

332388

Click to visit page.

UP Rooks Creek Bridge

North Abutment

Photo taken by John Marvig in June 2015

332389

Click to visit page.

UP Rooks Creek Bridge

Under Span

Photo taken by John Marvig in June 2015

332390

Click to visit page.

UP Rooks Creek Bridge

Date Stamp

Photo taken by John Marvig in June 2015

332391

Click to visit page.

UP Rooks Creek Bridge

Date Plate

Photo taken by John Marvig in June 2015

332392

Click to visit page.

UP Rooks Creek Bridge

Looking South

Photo taken by John Marvig in June 2015

332393

Click to visit page.

UP Rooks Creek Bridge

Looking South

Photo taken by John Marvig in June 2015

332394

Click to visit page.

UP Rooks Creek Bridge

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in June 2015

Divider

TP&W - Vermillion River Bridge

Status: Open

Location: 40.749000,-88.415511

View Google Map

Carries Toledo, Peoria & Western Ry over S Fork Vermillion River
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: Timber stringer
Total Length: 160.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Timber stringer bridge over S Fork Vermillion River on Toledo, Peoria & Western Ry
History: This crossing dates back to the 1880's but this bridge is newer
Built:

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

244970

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244971

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

Divider

Forrest RR Turntable

Status: Derelict/abandoned
Scheduled to be preserved as part of a Railroad Park project

Location: 40.749862,-88.404997

View Google Map

Carries Toledo, Peoria & Western Ry over former roundhouse pit
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 90.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over former roundhouse pit on Wabash Ry
History: Installed 1917, replacing a 70 ft. turntable installed June 1904
Built: 1917

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

244972

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244973

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244974

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244975

Click to visit page.

Operators Gear

Complete with electric motor, gears and wooden brake shoe.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244976

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244977

Click to visit page.

American Bridge Co

Plaque outline??

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244978

Click to visit page.

Forest Turntable

Circa 1926

Photo taken by Steve Conro

311435

Click to visit page.

Wabash Railroad turntable at Forrest, Illinois

View looking to the SE

Photo taken by, and courtesy of, Chet French

457458

Click to visit page.

Overview

Turntable has been cosmetically restored as of 2019.

Photo taken by Thomas Dyrek in September 2019

457459

Click to visit page.

Overview

Turntable has been cosmetically restored as of 2019.

Photo taken by Thomas Dyrek in September 2019

457460

Click to visit page.

Overview

Turntable has been cosmetically restored as of 2019.

Photo taken by Thomas Dyrek in September 2019

Divider

Bloomer Line - Vermillion River Bridge

Status: Open

Location: 40.836561,-88.289480

View Google Map

Carries Bloomer Line Ry (former Illinois Central Ry) over North Fork Vermillion River
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Main span: Deck plate girder Approaches: Timber stringer
Total Length: 226.0 Feet
Span Length: 90.0 Feet

Overview: Deck plate girder bridge over North Fork Vermillion River on Bloomer Line Railroad
History: Built 1911
Built: 1911

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

244995

Click to visit page.

1894 Rail

River crossing dates back to 1894

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244996

Click to visit page.

Overview

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244997

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244998

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

244999

Click to visit page.

Remains of Former Timber Trestle

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

245000

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

245001

Click to visit page.

American Bridge Co Plaque

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

245002

Click to visit page.

South Timber Approach

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

245006

Click to visit page.

North View

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

Divider

BLOL - Kelly Creek Bridge

Status: Derelict/abandoned

Location: 40.911240,-88.250915

View Google Map

Carries Bloomer Line Railroad over Kelly Creek Trib
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: Timber stringer
Total Length: 60.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Kelly Creek Trib. on Bloomer Line Railroad
History:
Built:

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

245003

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

245004

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

245005

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

Divider

Roof Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 40.990224,-88.643325

View Google Map

Carries E 2500 N Rd over Baker Run
Design: slab
Design Details: Slab
Total Length: 25.9 Feet
Span Length: 24.0 Feet

Overview: Slab bridge over Baker Run on E 2500 N Rd
History: Built 1953
Built: 1953

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

300920

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in September 2014

300921

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in September 2014

300922

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in September 2014

300931

Click to visit page.

Roof Bridge ?

Photo taken by Steve Conro in September 2014

Divider

WAB - Pontiac Bridge

Status: Demolished between 1974-1980

Location: 40.874766,-88.619445

View Google Map

Carries Wabash Railroad over Vermillion River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pratt through truss
Total Length: 269.2 Feet
Span Length: 131.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Through truss bridge over Vermillion River on Wabash Railroad
History: Original 428' Howe truss w/frame trestle approaches built 1881; replaced w/thru trusses from Bridge #1145 in 1904; bridge embargoed by N&W around 1973; Demolished 1980
Built: 1879

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

308160

Click to visit page.

Wabash Railroad Bridge #1705

Postcard was postmarked in 1910.

Photographer unknown

308161

Click to visit page.

Wabash Railroad Bridge #1705

GP9 #470 crossing Bridge #1705, unknown date

Photographer unknown

309818

Click to visit page.

Wabash Railroad Bridge #1705

Wabash Railroad plan

419699

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Jon A Bogert

419700

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Jon A Bogert

Divider

Wabash Railroad Bridge #1236 - N. Fork Vermillion River

Status: Demolished; one pier remains in river channel

Location: 40.837506,-88.403449

View Google Map

Carries Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway over N. Fork Vermillion River
Design: truss/through
Design Details: Pin-connected through truss bridge
Total Length: 265.9 Feet
Span Length: 130.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Through truss bridge over N. Fork Vermillion River on Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway
History: Original 350' pile trestle bridge at this location built 1879; replaced 1903 with this bridge; removed 1991 account of line abandonment
Built: 1903

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

309819

Click to visit page.

Wabash Railroad Bridge #1236

Wabash Railroad plan

Divider

Wabash Railroad Bridge #1195 - Broughton Creek

Status: Demolished; piers remain in creek

Location: 41.033751,-88.302293

View Google Map

Carries Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway over Broughton Creek (a/k/a Mazoon River; a/k/a E. Fork Mazon River)
Design: girder/pony
Design Details: Through-plate girder bridge
Total Length: 69.5 Feet
Span Length: 69.5 Feet

Overview: Lost Pony/through girder bridge over Broughton Creek (a/k/a Mazoon River; a/k/a E. Fork Mazon River) on Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway
History: Original 141' open culvert bridge at this location built 1879; replaced 1906 with this bridge; removed 1991 account of line abandonment
Built: 1906

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

Divider

Wabash Railroad Bridge #1202 - Gooseberry Creek

Status: Demolished; concrete abutment remains on north ("railroad east") side

Location: 41.008428,-88.322964

View Google Map

Carries Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway over Gooseberry Creek
Design: girder/pony
Design Details: Through-plate girder bridge on concrete abutments
Total Length: 40.0 Feet
Span Length: 40.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Pony/through girder bridge over Gooseberry Creek on Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway
History: Original 43' pile trestle bridge at this location built 1879; replaced 1906 with this bridge; removed 1991 account of line abandonment
Built: 1906

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

Divider

Wabash Railroad Bridge #1215

Status: Demolished

Location: 40.966757,-88.357144

View Google Map

Carries Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway over Unknown tributary to Gooseberry Creek
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: Timber stringer bridge w/ballasted deck
Total Length: 40.7 Feet
Span Length: 15.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Timber stringer bridge over Unknown tributary to Gooseberry Creek on Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway
History: Original 69' pile trestle bridge at this location built 1879; replaced at unknown date with this bridge; removed 1991 account of line abandonment
Built:

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

Divider

Wabash Railroad Bridge #1215A

Status: Demolished

Location: 40.966814,-88.357137

View Google Map

Carries Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway over Unknown tributary to Gooseberry Creek
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: Timber stringer bridge
Total Length: 41.6 Feet
Span Length: 14.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Timber stringer bridge over Unknown tributary to Gooseberry Creek on Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway
History: Removed account of line abandonment
Built: 1922

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

Divider

Wabash Railroad Bridge #1226

Status: Demolished

Location: 40.920546,-88.394220

View Google Map

Carries Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway over Unknown ditch
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer bridge
Total Length: 42.7 Feet
Span Length: 21.3 Feet

Overview: Lost Steel stringer bridge over Unknown ditch on Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway
History: Original 42' pile trestle bridge at this location built 1879; replaced 1934 with this bridge; removed 1991 account of line abandonment
Built: 1934

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

Divider

Wabash Railroad Bridge #1227

Status: Demolished; piers remain in creek

Location: 40.911134,-88.399327

View Google Map

Carries Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway over Unknown creek
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: Timber stringer bridge
Total Length: 70.0 Feet
Span Length: 14.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Timber stringer bridge over Unknown creek on Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway
History: Original 56' pile trestle bridge at this location built 1879; replaced 1923 with this bridge; removed 1991 account of line abandonment
Built: 1923

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

Divider

Wabash Railroad Bridge #1230 - Fivemile Creek

Status: Demolished; concrete abutments remain

Location: 40.879354,-88.404301

View Google Map

Carries Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway over Fivemile Creek (f/k/a Saunemin Creek)
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer bridge w/concrete floor, pier & abutments
Total Length: 121.2 Feet
Span Length: 30.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Steel stringer bridge over Fivemile Creek (f/k/a Saunemin Creek) on Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway
History: Original 125' pile trestle bridge at this location built 1879; replaced 1928 with this bridge; removed 1991 account of line abandonment
Built: 1928

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

Divider

Wabash Railroad Bridge #1237

Status: Demolished

Location: 40.832816,-88.403325

View Google Map

Carries Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway over County road
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: Timber stringer bridge w/ballasted deck
Total Length: 89.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Timber stringer bridge over County road on Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway
History: Original 90' pile trestle bridge at this location built 1882; replaced 1925 with this bridge; removed 1991 account of line abandonment
Built: 1925

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

Divider

Wabash Railroad Bridge #1240

Status: Demolished; concrete abutments remain

Location: 40.803178,-88.402529

View Google Map

Carries Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway over Unknown ditch
Design: slab
Design Details: Concrete slab bridge
Total Length: 26.7 Feet
Span Length: 26.0 Feet

Overview: Lost concrete slab bridge over Unknown ditch on Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway
History: Original 12' frame trestle bridge at this location built 1879; replaced 1904 with this bridge; removed 1991 account of line abandonment
Built: 1904

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

Divider

Wabash Railroad Bridge #1241

Status: Demolished

Location: 40.797440,-88.402380

View Google Map

Carries Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway over Unknown ditch
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer bridge
Total Length: 40.5 Feet
Span Length: 13.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Steel stringer bridge over Unknown ditch on Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway
History: Original 11' frame trestle bridge at this location built 1879; replaced 1931 with this bridge; removed 1991 account of line abandonment
Built: 1931

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

Divider

Wabash Railroad Bridge #1242

Status: Demolished

Location: 40.792670,-88.402272

View Google Map

Carries Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway over Unknown ditch
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer bridge
Total Length: 20.7 Feet
Span Length: 19.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Steel stringer bridge over Unknown ditch on Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway
History: Original 12' frame trestle bridge at this location built 1879; replaced 1931 with this bridge; removed 1991 account of line abandonment
Built: 1931

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

Divider

Wabash Railroad Bridge #1247

Status: Replaced by a 96' corrugated iron pipe (6 yard tracks) in 1892

Location: 40.756563,-88.405052

View Google Map

Carries Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway over Unknown ditch
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: Timber stringer bridge
Total Length: 12.0 Feet
Span Length: 12.0 Feet

Overview: Lost timber stringer bridge over Unknown ditch on Wabash Railroad
History: Original 12' frame trestle bridge at this location built 1882; replaced 1892 with corrugated iron pipe
Built: 1882

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

Divider

Wabash Railroad Bridge #1247A

Status: Demolished

Location: 40.752461,-88.406047

View Google Map

Carries Foot traffic over Unknown drainage ditch over Unknown ditch
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: 19' long Timber stringer foot bridge with white railings
Total Length: 19.0 Feet
Span Length: 19.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Timber foot bridge over drainage ditch on west side of Wabash Railroad tracks
History: Original Timber foot bridge at this location built 1882; removed unknown date
Built: 1882

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

Divider

WAB - Bridge #1247B

Status: Demolished

Location: 40.751559,-88.405917

View Google Map

Carries Foot traffic over Unknown drainage ditch over Unknown ditch
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: 19' long (4' wide) timber stringer foot bridge with white railings
Total Length: 19.0 Feet
Span Length: 19.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Timber foot bridge over drainage ditch on west side of Wabash Railroad tracks
History: Original 19' timber foot bridge at this location built 1882; removed unknown date
Built: 1882

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

Divider

Wabash Railroad Bridge #1247C

Status: Demolished

Location: 40.751502,-88.405914

View Google Map

Carries Foot & wagon traffic over Unknown drainage ditch over Unknown ditch
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: 30' long (21' wide) timber stringer wagon/foot bridge with white railings
Total Length: 30.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Timber foot & wagon bridge over drainage ditch
History: Original 30' timber foot & wagon bridge at this location built 1882; removed at an unknown date
Built: 1882

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

Divider

Wabash Railroad Bridge #1249E

Status: Derelict/abandoned

Location: 40.749482,-88.404805

View Google Map

Carries Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway interchange track over Unknown ditch
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: 16' long (10' wide) Timber stringer bridge with white frame railings
Total Length: 16.0 Feet
Span Length: 16.0 Feet

Overview: Timber stringer bridge over Unknown ditch on Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway
History: Built 1895
Built: 1895

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

309841

Click to visit page.

Wabash Railroad Bridge #1249E

Photographer unknown

311433

Click to visit page.

Wabash Railroad Bridge #1249E

Photo taken by Chet French in 2013

311434

Click to visit page.

Wabash Railroad Bridge #1249E

View looking SE; bridge can be seen in background with white-painted railings

Photo taken by, and courtesy of, Chet French

Divider

Wabash Railroad Bridge #1249F

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 40.749413,-88.405709

View Google Map

Carries Wabash Railroad over Unknown ditch
Design: unknown
Design Details: 60' long Timber stringer bridge with white frame railings
Total Length: 60.0 Feet
Span Length: 60.0 Feet

Overview: Lost timber stringer bridge over Unknown ditch on Wabash Railroad
History: Original 14' frame trestle bridge at this location built 1881; rebuilt 1928 with this Lost bridge
Built: 1928

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

Divider

Wabash Railroad Bridge #1254

Status: Intact but closed to all traffic
Village of Forrest owns 1.2 miles of ex-Wabash/Norfolk Southern right-of-way from US Hwy. 24 south to Co. Rd. 700N. Their ownership includes this particular bridge.

Location: 40.739937,-88.402104

View Google Map

Carries Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway over Unknown creek
Design: culvert/concrete
Design Details: Concrete box culvert
Total Length: 50.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete culvert bridge over Unknown creek on Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway
History: Original 32' frame trestle bridge at this location built 1879; rebuilt 1931 with this bridge
Built: 1931

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

Divider

Wabash Railroad Bridge #1255

Status: Intact but closed to all traffic
Village of Forrest owns 1.2 miles of ex-Wabash/Norfolk Southern right-of-way from US Hwy. 24 south to Co. Rd. 700N. Their ownership includes this particular bridge.

Location: 40.737106,-88.400857

View Google Map

Carries Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway over S. Fork Vermillion River
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder bridge on concrete piers & abutments
Total Length: 124.2 Feet
Span Length: 31.0 Feet

Overview: Deck plate girder bridge over S. Fork Vermillion River on Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway
History: Original 159' pile trestle bridge at this location built 1879; rebuilt 1929 with this bridge
Built: 1929

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

Divider

Wabash Railroad Bridge #1261

Status: Demolished

Location: 40.701325,-88.399975

View Google Map

Carries Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway over Unknown ditch
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer bridge on pile trestles
Total Length: 31.8 Feet
Span Length: 15.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Steel stringer bridge over Unknown ditch on Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway
History: Original 15' pile trestle bridge at this location built 1882; rebuilt 1930 with this bridge; removed 1991 account of line abandonment
Built: 1930

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

Divider

Bloomer Line - Indian Creek Trib Bridge

Status: Open to rail traffic

Location: 40.623483,-88.388460

View Google Map

Carries Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway, now Bloomer Line Railroad over Indian Creek Trib (f/k/a Sibley Slough)
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: Timber stringer w/ballasted deck
Total Length: 24.0 Feet
Span Length: 13.0 Feet

Overview: Timber stringer bridge over Indian Creek Trib on Wabash, later N&W, later NS, now Bloomer Line Railroad
History: Original 52' pile trestle bridge at this location built 1880; rebuilt 1928 with this bridge
Built: 1928

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

465282

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in January 2020

465283

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in January 2020

465284

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in January 2020

465285

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in January 2020

Divider

WAB - Bridge #1248A

Status: Demolished

Location: 40.750472,-88.406036

View Google Map

Carries Foot traffic over Unknown drainage ditch over Unknown ditch
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: 31' long (4' wide) Timber stringer foot bridge with white frame railings
Total Length: 31.0 Feet
Span Length: 31.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Timber stringer foot bridge over Unknown drainage ditch
History: Original 30' timber foot bridge at this location built 1879; removed at an unknown date
Built: 1879

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

311436

Click to visit page.

Wabash Railroad Bridge #1248A

View looking NE

Photo contributed by Chet French

311437

Click to visit page.

Wabash Railroad Bridge #1248A

View looking NE; bridge in background

Photo contributed by Chet French

Divider

Unnamed creek tributary of Vermilion River

Status: Intact but closed to all traffic

Location: 41.060229,-88.776102

View Google Map

Carries Private drive turning west off of N 800 E Rd. over unnamed creek/ tributary of Vermilion
Design: truss/pony/pratt
Design Details: 3 panel pratt Pony truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over unnamed creek/ tributary of Vermilion on Private drive turning west off of N 800 E Rd.
History:
Built:

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

322105

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by erica w in March 2015

322106

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by erica w in March 2015

322107

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by erica w in March 2015

322108

Click to visit page.

Bridge Plaque

Photo taken by erica w in March 2015

322109

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by erica w in March 2015

322110

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by erica w in March 2015

322111

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by erica w in March 2015

322112

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by erica w in March 2015

Divider

North 375 East Road Bridge

Status:

Location: 41.083900,-88.853904

View Google Map

Carries North 375 East Road over
Design: unknown
Design Details:
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Bridge on North 375 East Road
History:
Built:

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

Divider

Unnamed bridge over moon creek tributary

Status: Interesting little arch structure has clearly seen better days.

Location: 41.083900,-88.853904

View Google Map

Carries over moon creek tributary
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Closed-spandrel arch bridge over moon creek tributary
History:
Built:

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

339172

Click to visit page.

looking from the west

Photo taken by erica w in October 2015

339176

Click to visit page.

looking south

Photo taken by erica w in October 2015

339177

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by erica w in October 2015

339178

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by erica w in October 2015

339179

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by erica w in October 2015

339180

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by erica w in October 2015

339181

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by erica w in October 2015

339182

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by erica w in October 2015

Divider

Wabash - Mud Creek Bridge

Status: Abandoned wabash train bridge.

Location: 41.024656,-88.746974

View Google Map

Carries abandoned wabash railroad over Mud Creek
Design: girder/pony/plate
Design Details: Pony plate girder
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Mud Creek on abandoned wabash railroad
History: Built 1923
Built: 1923

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

345889

Click to visit page.

northside facing south

Photo taken by erica w in April 2015

345890

Click to visit page.

southside facing north

Photo taken by erica w in April 2015

345891

Click to visit page.

panoramic view

Photo taken by erica w in April 2015

345892

Click to visit page.

bridge plaque

Photo taken by erica w in April 2015

345893

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by erica w in April 2015

345894

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by erica w in April 2015

Divider

BNSF - IL17 Overpass

Status: Open

Location: 41.060997,-88.858642

View Google Map

Carries BNSF Railway over Illinois Rt 17
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 39.0 Feet
Span Length: 34.1 Feet

Overview: Steel stringer bridge over Illinois Rt 17 on BNSG Railroad
History: Built 1939; Partially rebuilt about 2014 to increase vertical clearance
Built: 1939

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

352990

Click to visit page.

West fascia & sacrificial beam

GS in May 2016

352991

Click to visit page.

West profile

GS in May 2016

352992

Click to visit page.

Approaching structure from west

GS in May 2016

352993

Click to visit page.

Replaced west beams and sacrificial beam, east beams not replaced

GS in May 2016

352994

Click to visit page.

Sacrificial box beam and attachment to west fascia beam

GS in May 2016

352995

Click to visit page.

East beams--original construction, and new beams on west half of structure

GS in May 2016

352996

Click to visit page.

East profile--sacrificial beam in front of west fascia visible

GS in May 2016

352997

Click to visit page.

track bed looking south

GS in May 2016

352998

Click to visit page.

Pump house for water that accumulates under the bridge during heavy rains

Photo taken by GS in May 2016

Divider

Moon Creek Bridge

Status: Derelict/abandoned

Location: 41.065950,-88.866128

View Google Map

Carries over Moon Creek
Design: truss/pony/pratt-half
Design Details: 3-panel, Pratt Pony truss.
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned Pratt pony truss bridge over Moon Creek
History: Built 1891
Built: 1891

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

409742

Click to visit page.

Plaque

Photo taken by erica w in October 2017

409743

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by erica w in October 2017

409744

Click to visit page.

looking north

Photo taken by erica w in October 2017

409745

Click to visit page.

looking south

Photo taken by erica w in October 2017

Divider

Mud Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.011649,-88.709506

View Google Map

Carries over mud creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Appears to be a bedstead truss.
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over mud creek
History:
Built:

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

410612

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by erica w in March 2017

410613

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by erica w in March 2017

410614

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by erica w in March 2017

410615

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by erica w in March 2017

410616

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by erica w in March 2017

410617

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by erica w in March 2017

410618

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by erica w in March 2017

410619

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by erica w in March 2017

Divider

Mill Street Bridge-Vermillion River (Replacement)

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 40.877988,-88.629761

View Google Map

Carries MILL ST CH 10 EXT over VERMILLION RIVER
Design: beam/stringer
Design Details:
Total Length: 189.0 Feet
Span Length: 73.2 Feet

Overview: Stringer bridge over VERMILLION RIVER on MILL ST CH 10 EXT
History:
Built: 1976

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

Divider

State Highway Garage Bridge

Status: Open to authorized vehicles only

Location: 41.095749,-88.439782

View Google Map

Carries Field Access over Tributary of Gooseberry Creek
Design: culvert/concrete
Design Details: Precast concrete culvert
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Precast concrete culvert over Tributary of Gooseberry Creek
History:
Built: 2000

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

465275

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in January 2020

465276

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in January 2020

Divider

Mill Street Bridge

Status: No longer exists

Location: 40.877812,-88.629760

View Google Map

Carries over Vermillion River
Design: arch
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Bridge over Vermillion River
History:
Built:

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

438919

Click to visit page.

Uploaded by Melissa Brand-Welch

440228

Click to visit page.

Circa 1929

Old postcard View

460853

Click to visit page.

460854

Click to visit page.

Divider

William's Mill Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 40.878060,-88.629788

View Google Map

Carries Mill Street over Vermillion River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pratt through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Vermillion River on Mill Street
History:
Built:

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

440226

Click to visit page.

Circa 1916

Old Postcard View

440227

Click to visit page.

Circa 1910

Old postcard View

460852

Click to visit page.

Pre 1923 photo

Divider

Vermillion River Bridge

Status: No longer exists

Location: 40.955000,-88.734160

View Google Map

Carries County Highway 28 over Vermillion River
Design: truss/through
Design Details: Through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Through truss bridge over Vermillion River on County Highway 28
History: Built 1891
Built: 1891

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

440419

Click to visit page.

Vermillion River Bridge

The Daily Leader, May 14 1975

Divider

Rooks Creek Bridge

Status: No longer exists

Location: 40.886940,-88.751660

View Google Map

Carries over Rooks Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Pony truss bridge over Rooks Creek
History:
Built:

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

440420

Click to visit page.

Rooks Creek Bridge

The Daily Leader, May 14 1975

Divider

Interstate 55 Overpass

Status: Open

Location: 40.880700,-88.671480

View Google Map

Carries Interstate 55 over Abandoned ICG RR Bed
Design: beam/stringer
Design Details:
Total Length: 149.0 Feet
Span Length: 53.2 Feet

Overview: Bridge over Illinois Central Railroad on Interstate 55
History:
Built: 1978

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

441920

Click to visit page.

The Pantagraph: April 10 1977

Divider

BP&J Wolf Creek Bridge Cayuga IL

Status: Derelict/abandoned

Location: 40.941273,-88.582470

View Google Map

Carries BP&J Railroad over Wolf Creek
Design: unknown
Design Details:
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned bridge over Wolf Creek on BP&J Railroad
History: Built c1904
Built: c1904

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

Divider

BP&J Unnamed Creek Bridge

Status: Gone; south abutment still standing

Location: 40.772552,-88.703345

View Google Map

Carries Bloomington, Pontiac & Joliet Railway over Unnamed creek
Design: unknown
Design Details:
Total Length: 70.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned bridge over Unnamed creek on Bloomington, Pontiac & Joliet Railway
History: Built in 1909 for an extension of the Bloomington, Pontiac & Joliet Railway that was never completed.
Built: 1909

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

Divider

BP&J Unnamed Creek Bridge

Status: Derelict/abandoned

Location: 40.788528,-88.693453

View Google Map

Carries Bloomington, Pontiac & Joliet Railway over
Design: unknown
Design Details:
Total Length: 85.0 Feet
Span Length: 85.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned bridge on Bloomington, Pontiac & Joliet Railway
History: Built in 1909 for an extension of the Bloomington, Pontiac & Joliet Railway that was never completed.
Built: 1909

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

Divider

BP&J - Wolf Creek Bridge

Status: Derelict/abandoned

Location: 40.943542,-88.579979

View Google Map

Carries Bloomington, Pontiac & Joliet Railway over Wolf Creek
Design: unknown
Design Details:
Total Length: 60.0 Feet
Span Length: 30.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned bridge over Wolf Creek on Bloomington, Pontiac & Joliet Railway
History: Built circa 1904 for the Bloomington, Pontiac & Joliet Railway; abandoned in 1925.
Built: 1904

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

470887

Click to visit page.

Wolf Creek Bridge circa 1905

This early undated photo shows what I believe is this bridge circa 1905. The lack of overhead wires makes it possible that this was taken during the railroad's construction. At last report, most of the bridge has collapsed but the abutments and pieces of the span remain.

From the Street Railway Journal

Divider

BP&J Wolf Creek Bridge

Status: Derelict/abandoned

Location: 40.966422,-88.558589

View Google Map

Carries Bloomington, Pontiac & Joliet Railway over Wolf Creek
Design: unknown
Design Details:
Total Length: 15.0 Feet
Span Length: 15.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned bridge over Wolf Creek on Bloomington, Pontiac & Joliet Railway
History: Built circa 1904 for the Bloomington, Pontiac & Joliet Railway; abandoned in 1925.
Built: 1904

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

Divider

BP&J Unnamed Creek Bridge

Status: Gone; pier and abutments still standing.

Location: 41.049933,-88.480834

View Google Map

Carries Bloomington, Pontiac & Joliet Railway over Unnamed creek
Design: unknown
Design Details:
Total Length: 40.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Bridge over Unnamed creek on Bloomington, Pontiac & Joliet Railway
History: Built circa 1904 for the Bloomington, Pontiac & Joliet Railway; abandoned in 1925 and removed sometime prior to WWII.
Built: 1904

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

Divider

Turtle Pond Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 40.674273,-88.299243

View Google Map

Carries E 300 N Rd over South Fork Vermillion River
Design: girder/pony/concrete
Design Details: Concrete through girder
Total Length: 47.9 Feet
Span Length: 46.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete pony/through girder bridge over South Fork Vermillion River on E 300 N Rd
History: Built 1927
Built: 1927

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

465260

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in January 2020

465261

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in January 2020

465262

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in January 2020

465263

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in January 2020

465264

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in January 2020

465265

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in January 2020

465266

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in January 2020

Divider

Garrity Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 40.680868,-88.351653

View Google Map

Carries N 3000 Rd over Intermitant Field Drainage
Design: slab
Design Details: Slab
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Slab bridge over Intermitant Field Drainage on N 3000 Rd
History: Built 1927
Built: 1927

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

465268

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in January 2020

465269

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in January 2020

465270

Click to visit page.

West Side Balustrade broken off.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in January 2020

Divider

Converse Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 40.727244,-88.352736

View Google Map

Carries N 3000 Rd over Intermitant Trib to S Fork Vermillon River
Design: slab
Design Details: Slab
Total Length: 29.9 Feet
Span Length: 28.9 Feet

Overview: Slab bridge over Intermitant Trib to S Fork Vermillon River on N 3000 Rd
History: Built 1929
Built: 1929

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

465271

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in January 2020

465272

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in January 2020

465273

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in January 2020

465274

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in January 2020

Divider

TP&W - Unnamed Stream Bridge

Status: Open

Location: 40.750106,-88.377799

View Google Map

Carries Toledo, Peoria & Western Railroad over Unnamed Trib to S Fork Vermillion River
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 25.0 Feet
Span Length: 25.0 Feet

Overview: Deck plate girder bridge over Unamed Trib to S Fork Vermillion River on Toledo, Peoria & Western Railroad
History:
Built:

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

465277

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in January 2020

465278

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in January 2020

465279

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in January 2020

465280

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in January 2020

465281

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in January 2020

Divider

Bloomer Line - Indian Creek Bridge

Status: Open

Location: 40.641837,-88.440724

View Google Map

Carries Bloomers Shipping Connecting Railroad over Indian Creek
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: Timber stringer
Total Length: 104.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Timber stringer bridge over Indian Creek on Bloomers Shipping Connecting Railroad
History: Built 1927
Built: 1927

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

465286

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in January 2020

465287

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in January 2020

465288

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in January 2020

465289

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in January 2020

Divider

Bloomer Line - S Fork Vermillion River Trib

Status: Open

Location: 40.686191,-88.382413

View Google Map

Carries Bloomers Shipping Connecting Railroad over Unamed Trib to S Fork Vermillion River
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: Timber stringer
Total Length: 56.0 Feet
Span Length: 56.0 Feet

Overview: Timber stringer bridge over Unamed Trib to S Fork Vermillion River on Bloomers Shipping Connecting Railroad
History:
Built:

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

465304

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in January 2020

465305

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in January 2020

465306

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in January 2020

Divider

ICG over phillips creek

Status: No longer exists

Location: 41.091449,-88.788029

View Google Map

Carries Illinois Central Gulf, Chicago & Alton, Gulf Mobile & Ohio over Phillips Creek
Design: unknown
Design Details:
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Bridge over Phillips Creek on Illinois Central Gulf, Chicago & Alton, Gulf Mobile & Ohio
History:
Built:

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider

498021

Click to visit page.

Looking NW

Photo taken by erica w in May 2021

498022

Click to visit page.

Photo taken by erica w in May 2021

498023

Click to visit page.

Looking SE

Photo taken by erica w in May 2021

498024

Click to visit page.

Old wood supports

Photo taken by erica w in May 2021

Divider

Old Route 66 Wolf Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 40.944133,-88.580508

View Google Map

Carries Old Route 66 over Wolf Creek
Design: beam/tee
Design Details: Concrete tee beam
Total Length: 33.5 Feet
Span Length: 30.2 Feet

Overview: Concrete tee beam bridge over Wolf Creek on Old Route 66
History: Built 1955
Built: 1955

Location: Livingston County

View Bridge Information In Wayback Machine

Divider


Special Bridge Conditions Legend: R - Former location of relocated bridge. ! - At risk for demolition or destruction. X - Confirmed demolished or collapsed. S  - Dismantled and/or in storage. L -  Severe loss of historic integrity due to alteration.

Divider

Back

Top

Divider

About - Contact

Divider