Photo taken by Kim Harvey in April 2010
BH Photo #162592
Written by Kim Harvey
This bridge is named after the property owner of the land next to the bridge when it was built in 1895. Every October, a big party is held at this site.
In 1988, a replacement bridge was built to the north. The Sorrento Homecoming Association took over ownership of the bridge and converted it to non-motorized use.
Today, it is a popular spot for walkers, and for fishermen. When I visited the site the first time, there were at least two groups of people there fishing in the creek below the bridge and another family walking on the bridge.
Kaegy, Kevin John. "Greenville and Bond County, Illinois (Images of America Series)."
- Pratt through truss bridge over Shoal Creek on TR 63 / Ripson Bridge Road
- Bond County, Illinois
- Open to pedestrians
- Built 1895, bypassed by a new bridge in 1988
- Pratt through truss
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +38.96018, -89.55675 (decimal degrees)
38°57'37" N, 89°33'24" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/278466/4315467 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Sorento South
- Inventory numbers
BH 44896 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- December 31, 2016: New photos from David Huffman
- March 8, 2016: Updated by Kim Harvey: Added IDOT bridge inventory number
- May 15, 2010: Updated by Kim Harvey: categories
- April 18, 2010: New photo from Robert Stephenson
- April 18, 2010: Essay added by Kim Harvey
- April 17, 2010: Added by Kim Harvey