Big Rock Forest Preserve Bridge
Photo taken by Steve Conro in March 2012
BH Photo #227345
Completed in 2005, Big Rock Creek Forest Preserve bridge was subsequently awarded the American Council of Engineering Companies-Illinois Special Achievement in Engineering Excellence.
The Forest Preserve District planned to span the creek with a trail bridge, the primary goal was to protect this precious natural resource. The District challenged the engineering team to implement a bridge design without piers or permanent structures in the creek or the adjacent wetlands. Furthermore, construction equipment or activities would not be allowed in these sensitive environmental areas during the construction process…this project fulfilled the District's mission of protecting and preserving our natural resources for the education, recreation, and pleasure of all its citizens.
- Suspension bridge over Big Rock Creek on Pedestrian Trail
- Kane County, Illinois
- Open to pedestrians
- Built in 2005
- - Sahale LLC of Lake Forest Park, Washington
- Suspension bridge. Towers are 40' tall
Total length: 220.0 ft.
Deck width: 6.0 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +41.73768, -88.51017 (decimal degrees)
41°44'16" N, 88°30'37" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/374417/4621753 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory numer
- BH 51661 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- March 9, 2012: Added by Steve Conro