The Illinois Central Railroad passes through Paxton as a depressed railroad, and as such a series of overpasses including this bridge provided a crossing over the railroad cut. This bridge is one of two truss bridges in Paxton constructed to provide pedestrian only access across the railroad at locations where pedestrian access was desired but where a vehicular bridge was not warranted. The bridge is noted for its vertical endposts. The bridge's trusses and members are composed of lightweight angles because the bridge is only meant to support pedestrians. This construction is typical of pedestrian truss bridges built during the first half of the 20th Century. This bridge has been closed to all traffic and the deck is missing. The truss superstructure itself however appears to retain full historic integrity with the exception of the original railings being removed from the truss. The original stairs leading up to the truss do remain and they retain pole railings.
This historic bridge has been demolished. This map is shown for reference purposes only.
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