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Hazel Ridge Road Bridge


Photo taken by Kim Harvey in October 2009


BH Photo #147859


Street View 


Wooden bridge over an abandoned railroad on Hazel Ridge Road (TR 3)
Gallatin County, Illinois
Intact but closed to all traffic
- Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railway (CCC&StL; Big 4)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
Timber stringer
Length of largest span: 22.0 ft.
Total length: 111.8 ft.
Deck width: 18.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.90417, -88.35972   (decimal degrees)
37°54'15" N, 88°21'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/380462/4196053 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Norris City
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
Inventory numbers
IL 030-9902 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15252 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 28 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • October 18, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railway"
  • October 18, 2018: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • March 9, 2017: New photos from CConkle
  • March 10, 2010: Updated by Kim Harvey: design, street view
  • October 18, 2009: New photos from Kim Harvey


  • Kim Harvey
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com


Hazel Ridge Road Bridge
Posted October 18, 2018, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Luke, about 5 miles from this bridge, in Norris City, there was a Penn Central overpass. I don't know when it was removed.

Hazel Ridge Road Bridge
Posted October 18, 2018, by Luke

Big Four/CCC&StL was bought by NYC in 1906 (Merged in 1930). Pending on when the line was abandoned, it could either have crosses the Penn Central or Conrail.

Hazel Ridge Road Bridge
Posted October 18, 2018, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

In 1905 the railroad was the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway.

In 1963 the track was owned by New York Central. The railfans can probably fill in the blanks.

Hazel Ridge Road Bridge
Posted October 18, 2018, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

I had no idea the bridge was closed until I arrived at it this morning. I was disappointed but at the same time excited. It was a beautiful, crisp Autumn morning for photographing and bridge hunting.

Hazel Ridge Road Bridge
Posted March 9, 2017, by CConkle (msplinter1964 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I don't know who handles maintenance, but this bridge badly needs it.

Hazel Ridge Road Bridge
Posted October 13, 2016, by David Healy (dghealy3242 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Who owns this bridge and responsible for it's maintance!