West side, looking North
Photo taken by Robert Stephenson in February 2009
BH Photo #133127
IDOT Bid tabulations show that in 2008 a contract was let to replace the railings with what appear to be replicas and also perform some other repairs to the bridge. Attached is a section from the plans showing the replacement railing.
My 91 year old father tells me that his father, Raymond Hampton, helped build this bridge. Are there any records that list names of the crew that worked on this bridge?
C. 1910 postcard of the Blakeman's Bridge, Old Rt. 130, Coles Co., IL