This bridge has been bypassed by a modern bridge that sits directly beside this bridge to the northeast. Today, it only serves to provide access to the Illinois and Michigan Canal Trail (Centennial Trail). The bridge is a relatively long example of a concrete t-beam bridge. Of interest it contains handsome stone plaques, which are unusual because most county bridge plaques were made of bronze, not stone. The plaques name this bridge the "Rust Bridge."
Main PlaqueRUST BRIDGE
STATE AID ROAD 18
HEDGES CONSTR. CO.
H. C. TAYLOR
PRESIDENT COUNTY BOARD
ANTON J. CERMAK
COUNTY ROAD AND BRIDGE COMMITTEE
FRANK J. WILSON
JOSEPH M FITZGERALD
DUDLEY D. PIERSON
DANIEL RYAN, JR.
GEORGE A QUINLAN
SUPT. OF HIGHWAYS
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