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I-39 Illinois River Bridge



Photo taken by Bill Burmaster

BH Photo #102287


Street View 


Steel through arch bridge over the Illinois River on I-39/US 51 near La Salle in Oglesby
LaSalle County, Illinois
Open to four lanes of traffic
Built 1987
Steel through arch
Length of largest span: 619.9 ft.
Total length: 7,120.2 ft. (1.3 mi.)
Deck width: 82.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 19.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.31083, -89.08278   (decimal degrees)
41°18'39" N, 89°04'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/325655/4575355 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
La Salle
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
IL 050-0191 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15416 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 79.8 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • January 13, 2015: New photo from Gene Smania
  • October 9, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • February 1, 2012: New photo from Gene Smania
  • January 9, 2006: Posted photos from Bill Burmaster



Illinois River I-39 Bridge
Posted June 2, 2012, by Craig Wiesenfarth (craig [dot] wiesenfarth [at] gmail [dot] com)

Here are a few more pictures taken by my passenger in May 2012

Illinois River I-39 Bridge
Posted March 10, 2011, by Gene Smania

Photos taken March 2004.

Illinois River I-39 Bridge
Posted May 3, 2009, by Dustin Adams (weetbixkid [at] coolkiwi [dot] co [dot] nz)

I just crossed this bridge Saturday, and it's beautiful. I'm so glad the work is done. Now, if they can just get around to ripping the shoulders off the rest of I-39 and redoing those, I-39 would be, perhaps, the best highway in the whole state.

Illinois River I-39 Bridge
Posted March 25, 2008, by Tim Braun (musicman126 [at] msn [dot] com)

They've been working on this thing forever. When you're southbound, they have you crammed ALL the way up to the guard rail with a width restriction of 12'6" and if you're a bridge-phobe, it's scary. Northbound you "cross over" into the southbound lane, the lane is much wider, and it's a "center" lane so it's not as scary. I cross it every few weeks and I wish they would just FINISH the work already!

Illinois River I-39 Bridge
Posted October 4, 2006, by Anthony Scriven (ascriven1 [at] juno [dot] com)

The name of this bridge is the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Bridge. I cross it when I travel to Wisconsin to visit family.