Photo taken by Robert Stephenson in September 2007
BH Photo #134751
As of 2014 this bridge, and the others along Old U.S. 50 are still standing.
Its fascinating to see that Illinois and IDOT have so much money that they can spend money destroying heritage that isn't in the way of anything and has been left standing for many years with no problems. How wonderful it is to see tax dollars spent on things like this instead of bridge preservation, road repaving, or even other such silly things like crime prevention, etc. Why waste money on those sorts of things when we can demolish a historic bridge?
I am a resident of neighboring Wayne County and drove by these bridges once in awhile in my childhood. I was always fascinated by the brickwork on the guard rails. It's a real shame they want to tear them down; they don't build 'em pretty like that anymore. I'll have to make one more trip to see them one last time...