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Millbrook Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Steve Conro in October 2011

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BH Photo #218279

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Description 

Former Whitfield Rd bridge, bypassed by modern bridge and road configuration

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Fox River
Location
Millbrook, Kendall County, Illinois
Status
Open to pedestrians, beautiful setting
History
Built 1897. Bypassed by a new concrete & Steel Stringer in 1984
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 500.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.60674, -88.56190   (decimal degrees)
41°36'24" N, 88°33'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/369851/4607293 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Newark
Inventory numbers

BH 46860 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 20, 2018: New Street View added by Luke
  • June 24, 2017: New photos from Steve Conro
  • January 15, 2012: New photo from Steve Conro
  • November 9, 2010: Added by James Baughn

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Comments 

Millbrook Bridge
Posted February 20, 2018, by David S. (dscharen [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The old Millbrook Bridge may not be long for this world. By the end of February 2018, the Kendall County Board will have met to determine the fate of the bridge. It had been a favorite for fisherman and wedding photographers for many years, but it was deemed unsafe circa 2014 or 2015 and subsequently closed. Engineering studies published in early February concluded the cost to repair the bridge would be in excess of $1,000,000, while the cost to demolish it would be $250,000.

If someone started a GoFundMe for the bridge, and everyone just in Kendall County (to say nothing of surrounding communities in other counties) donated $5, this bridge could be repaired and preserved for perpetuity.

Millbrook Bridge
Posted March 24, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This one Art...

Millbrook Bridge
Posted October 26, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Looks like it will be preserved as part of a trail:

http://www.wspynews.com/news/local/agreement-may-be-near-on-...