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Rock Creek Suspension Bridge-Kankakee River State Park

Photos 

Looking upstream

Structure in background is #046-0065 and carries Illinois Rt 102 over Rock Creek. Built 1929 as spandrell arch; rehabilitated in 1987-deck replaced with PPC deck beams. Deep canyon walls upstream and downstream of structure.

JD, 2-2012

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BH Photo #225303

Map 

Description 

Single span cable suspension bridge carrying park trail over Rock Creek

Facts 

Overview
Wire suspension bridge over Rock Creek on Hiking trail in Kankakee River State Park
Location
Kankakee County, Illinois
Status
Open to pedestrians
Design
Wire/cable suspension
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.20564, -87.98536   (decimal degrees)
41°12'20" N, 87°59'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/417387/4562053 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bourbonnais
Inventory number
BH 51283 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Illinois (4,677)
Kankakee County, Illinois (34)
Kankakee River (35)
Open to pedestrians (4,249)
Owned by state (16,037)
Park (271)
Suspension (711)

Update Log 

  • April 2, 2018: New photos from Josh Schmid
  • February 13, 2012: Added by Gene Smania

Sources 

  • Josh Schmid