I&M Canal Nettle Creek Aqueduct
Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012
BH Photo #244575
Aqueduct carried I&M Canal and I&M Canal Trail over Nettle Creek. Destroyed by flooding April 19th 2013, which segmented both the canal and the canal trail at this point. Easiest access (with legal parking) is at Grundy County Historical Society, which is itself also worth a visit.
Reconstruction of the aqueduct is now planned, with construction to complete in 2023, including rewatering the canal to the west.
- Aqueduct over Nettle Creek on I&M Canal
- Morris, Grundy County, Illinois
- Destroyed by flooding
- Built in 1847 Rebuilt a few times. Current looks like CCC work. Destroyed by flood April 19, 2013.
- Riveted Steel Trough on open-spandrel concrete arch supports, with faux stonework covering
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +41.35615, -88.43268 (decimal degrees)
41°21'22" N, 88°25'58" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/380158/4579283 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory number
- BH 49830 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- May 30, 2021: New photos from Roger Deschner
- May 4, 2014: New photos from Roger Deschner
- May 20, 2013: New photos from Steve Conro
- May 6, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Gone
- December 12, 2012: New photos from Steve Conro
- October 16, 2011: Added by Steve Conro