LaSalle County

4th Street Arch   [Map]
Lost Stone arch bridge over Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad & Stream on 4th Street
Removed
Removed 1976
Abandoned 2803rd Road Overpass   [Map]
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over CSX RR (former Rock Island RR) on Abandoned alignment of 2803rd Rd
Abandoned but intact, approach piers remain
Abandoned C&NW - Little Vermilion River Arch   [Map]
Abandoned deck arch bridge over Tributary of Little Vermilion River on Former C&N.W RR-line removed
Derelict/abandoned
Big Vermillion River Bridge   [Map]
Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Vermilion River near Oglesby
Lost, replaced with new bridge
Built ca 1915, replaced 1960
Black Hollow Coal Company Bridge   [Map]
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Vermillion River on Abandoned Black Hollow Coal Company mining railroad
Lost
BNSF - 4th Avenue Overpass   [Map · Street View]
Steel stringer bridge over 4th Avenue on BNSF RR in Mendota
Open to traffic
BNSF - IL23 Overpass   [Map · Street View]
Slab bridge over IL 23 on BNSF RR 2 Mi E of Leland
Open to traffic
Built 1929
BNSF - Indian Creek Bridge   [Map]
Deck plate girder bridge over Indian Creek on BNSF Ry
Open
BNSF - US 52 Overpass   [Map · Street View]
Pony/through plate girder bridge over US52 & IL 251 on BNSF RR in Mendota
Open to traffic
Built 1936
Bridge Street Bridge   [Map]
Deck plate girder bridge over Vermilion River on Eastbound IL 18
Open to traffic
There was a structure here prior to 1913. Superstructure replaced in the late 1960's/early 1970's.
Broadway Street Viaduct   [Map]
Lost pony truss bridge over BNSF railyard on Broadway Street in Streator
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1930; rehabilitated 1976; replaced 2007
Buzzi Unicem - LaSalle Rail Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Through truss bridge over Illinois River/I&M Canal/Railroad (IAIS) on Buzzi Unicem's private rail line in La Salle
Open
Built 1896, two deck truss spans removed and replaced with a Parker truss in 1932
CB&Q - I&M Canal Swing Bridge   [Map]
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over I&M Canal on Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad
No longer exists
Built 1895;
CBQ - Illinois River Bridge   [Map]
Lost Through truss bridge over Illinois River now removed Chicago, Burlington & Quincy
Removed
Built 1932, RR line abandoned 1970's, bridge removed summer 1980
CBQ - Illinois River Bridge (Old)   [Map]
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Illinois River on Chicago Burlington & Quincy RR
Demolished
Built 1890 minus movable span; Movable span installed 1913; Replaced in 1932 by a vertical lift span
CBQ - Steamboat Basin Bridge   [Map]
Lost Pratt through truss bridge ove Steamboat Basin (I&M Canal) on Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad
Lost
Damaged and removed in 1979
CBQ - US 51 Overpass   [Map]
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over US 51 on Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad
Removed
CO&P - I&M Canal Bridge   [Map]
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Illinois & Michigan Canal & Railroad (RI) on Chicago, Ottawa & Peoria Railway
Removed but not replaced
CO&P - Split Rock Bridge   [Map]
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Railroad (RI) on Chicago, Ottawa & Peoria Railway
Removed
Covel Creek Stone Arch   [Map]
Lost stone arch bridge over Covel Creek on IL 71
No longer exists
One span collapsed in 1960's? Removed in 1970's?
Ed Hand Highway Bridge   [Map]
Deck truss bridge over Vermilion River on Ed Hand Hwy in Oglesby
Demolished-new structure under construction
Built June 1940; Rehabilitated for a new deck 1983, removed 2016
Fall Creek Bridge   [Map]
Bridge on abandoned road next to Illinois 71 west of Ottawa, Illinois
Derelict/abandoned
Fox River US 52 Bridge   [Map]
Open-spandrel arch bridge over Fox River on US 52
Open to traffic
Built 1931; rehabilitated 1980
Hilliard Bridge   [Map]
Lost through truss bridge over Illinois River on IL 23/IL 71 at Ottawa
Replaced by new bridge
Built 1932, replaced 1982
I&M Canal Fox River Aqueduct   [Map]
I&M Canal aqueduct over Fox River
Open to Foot & Bike Traffic. Aqueduct is dry.
Rebuilt in 1903
I&M Canal Little Vermillion Aqueduct   [Map]
Aqueduct over Little Vermillion River on I&M Canal
Open to foot, bike and canoe traffic
I&M Canal Trail - Fox River Bridge   [Map]
Deck plate girder bridge over Fox River on I&M Canal Trail (Nee Chicago & Illiinois Valley Railway)
Open to pedestrians only
Built 1930; Abandoned 1934, Converted to trail?
I-39 Illinois River Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Steel through arch bridge over the Illinois River on I-39/US 51 near La Salle in Oglesby
Open to four lanes of traffic
Built 1987
IAIS - Fox River Bridge   [Map]
Deck plate girder bridge over Fox River on CSX Transportation in Ottawa
Open to traffic
Built 1899
IAIS - Little Vermillion River Bridge   [Map]
Deck plate girder bridge over Little Vermillion River on Iowa Interstate RR (former Rock Island RR) in LaSalle
Open to traffic
Built 1952
IC - US 51 Overpass   [Map]
Lost pony through plate girder Bridge over US 51 originally, redesignated to Illinois Rt 251 on Illinois Central Railroad
Removed
removed about 1991 after railroad was abandoned
IL178 Vermilion River Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Open-spandrel arch bridge over Vermilion River on IL 178
Open to traffic
built in 1934(reconstructed in 1989) third bridge over the river near this point
Indian Creek Bridge   [Map]
Beam bridge over Indian Creek on E 20th Rd
Open to traffic
Built 1920; rehabilitated 1982
Indian Creek Bridge   [Map]
Pony truss bridge over Indian Creek on Private Drive
IR - Fox River Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Pratt deck truss bridge over Fox River on Illinois Railway West of Sheridan
Open to traffic
IR - Illinois River Bridge (Ottawa)   [Map · Street View]
Through truss bridge over Illinois River on Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad in Ottawa
Built 1898; Lift span added ca. 1932
IR - Indian Creek Bridge   [Map]
Deck plate girder bridge over Indian Creek on Illinois Railway (former CB&Q)
Main Street Arch Bridge   [Map]
Open-spandrel arch bridge over Fox River on E Main Street
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1922; Replaced 1997
Main Street Bowstring Bridge   [Map]
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Fox River on Main Street
Removed
Built 1872; Replaced 1922
Main Street Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Beam bridge over Mill Race on Main Street
Open to traffic
Built 1937; rehabilitated 2008
Marseilles Bridge   [Map]
Lost bridge over Illinois River & Illinois Waterway locks canal on County Highway 15
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1933; Removed in 1998
Marseilles Iron Bridge   [Map]
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Illinois River
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1885; Replaced 1933
Matthiessen Park Bridge   [Map]
Open-spandrel arch bridge over Lake Falls on Pedestrian Walkway
Open to pedestrians
Matthiessen Park Bridge   [Map]
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Deer Creek Gorge on Park Trail
Open to traffic
Matthiessen Park Footbridge   [Map]
Ribbed closed-spandrel arch bridge over Deer Creek Gorge on Pedestrian Walkway
Open to pedestrians
Built 1905
Miller Bridge   [Map]
Concrete pony/through girder bridge over Moon Creek on E 12th Rd
Open to traffic
Built 1928
NS - 16th Road Overpass   [Map]
Bridge over E 16th Rd on Norfolk Southern RR (former New York Central RR)
Open
NS - Eagle Creek Bridge   [Map]
Deck plate girder bridge over Eagle Creek on Norfolk Southern RR (former NYC RR) near Kangley
Open
NS - Vermillion River Bridge (Streator)   [Map]
Deck plate girder bridge over Vermillion River on Norfolk Southern RR (former NYC RR) near Streator
Open
Old Route 52 Indian Creek Bridge   [Map]
Concrete tee beam bridge over Indian Creek on Private Road (Old US-52)
Open to authorized vehicles only on private property
Built 1912
Old Route 71 Bridge   [Map]
Abandoned slab bridge over drainage ditch on abandoned alignment of IL 71
Abandoned
Old US 51 Overpass   [Map]
Bridge on Old US 51/I & M Canal parking lot access
Demolished
Old Water Street Bridge   [Map]
Abandoned bridge over Indian Creek
Abandoned
Built 1906
Ottawa Bridge   [Map]
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Illinois River on La Salle Street
Replaced by a new bridge1933
Built 1910; Replaced 1933
Ottawa Bridge (Old)   [Map]
Pratt through truss bridge over Illinois River on La Salle Street
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1885; Replaced 1910
Peru Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Cantilevered through truss bridge over the Illinois River on IL 251 at Peru
Open to two-lane traffic
Construction started 1958 , opened to traffic abt 1964, rehabbed 1992-new deck, new approach span steel
Peru Pontoon Bridge   [Map]
Lost Pontoon bridge over Illinois River on Fulton Street (originally White St)
No longer exists
Built between 1855-1860 by Captain J.L. McCormick, private citizen as a toll bridge
Peru Slough Bridge   [Map]
Pratt through truss bridge over Peru Slough (Illinois River Backwater)
Open to traffic
Built 1932; rehabilitated 1997
Peru Swing Bridge   [Map]
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Illinois River on Route 251
No longer exists
longest single span structure in Illinois when completed in 1870
RI - I&M Canal Bridge (Utica)   [Map]
Double-intersection Warren pony truss bridge over I & M Canal on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Intact but closed to all traffic
Built 1900
RI - I&M Canal Swing Bridge   [Map]
Pony Plate Girder Swing bridge over I&M Canal on abandoned railroad in Marseilles
Derelict/abandoned
Swing Bridge built in 1887 to move rail cars across I&M Canal
RI - Nabisco Bridge (1)   [Map]
Howe Pony Truss bridge over Marseilles Power Canal on spur of Rock Island Railroad in Marseilles
Derelict/abandoned
Built 1888
RI - Nabisco Bridge (2)   [Map]
Double-intersection Warren pony truss bridge over Marseilles Power Canal on Abandoned Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway
Derelict/abandoned
RI - Nabisco Bridge (3)   [Map]
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Marseilles Power Canal on Abandoned Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway
Derelict/abandoned
RI - Split Rock Tunnel   [Map]
Abandoned tunnel on Railroad (RI)
Abandoned
Built 1853; Abandoned 1954
Rockwell Road Bridge   [Map]
Pratt deck truss bridge over Little Vermillion River on Rockwell Road in LaSalle
Open to traffic with restrictions
Built 1904; Abandoned 1934; Converted for road use 1940
Seneca Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Lost four-span through truss bridge over the Illinois River on IL 170 at Seneca
Replaced by nasty UCEB
Built 1932; rehabilitated 1986; destroyed 2010 (main span imploded at 7AM on 11/18/2010)
Shippingsport Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Lost through truss bridge over Illinois River on once carried US 51 and later IL 351
Replaced by new bridge
Lost 7 span through truss vertical lift bridge, replaced with a modern span.
Shippingsport Swing Bridge   [Map]
Lost Through truss bridge over Illinois River on Bottom Road
Replaced by a new bridge built upstream, 1929
Replaced a bridge that had been destroyed in a flood in 1872. Opened in 1874. Cost $75,000-twice the original estimate.
Superior Street Bridge   [Map]
Lost Pony truss bridge over Fox River on Superior Street
Removed
The River Bridge   [Map]
Lost bowstring through truss bridge over Vermilion River on Bridge Street
No longer exists
US51 I&M Canal Bridge   [Map]
Lost Bridge over I&M Canal on US 51
Removed but not replaced
Built ca. 1925; Removed in the 80s
US52 Indian Creek Bridge   [Map]
Lost Deck truss bridge over Indian Creek on US 52
Lost
Built 1933; Replaced 1988+
US6 Overpass   [Map]
Lost two span steel stringer bridge over Abandoned Railroad (IC) on US 6
Removed
Utica Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Cantilevered through truss bridge over the Illinois River on IL 178 near Utica in La Salle
Open to two-lane traffic
Built 1962
Utica Swing Bridge   [Map]
Lost Through truss bridge over Illinois River on Illinois Rt 178
Replaced by a new bridge
Three spans destroyed by tornado on June 27, 1906. Bridge rebuilt and swing span added.
Vermilion River Bridge   [Map]
Abandoned 8-panel Pratt through truss bridge over Vermilion River on private property just south of Oglesby
Abandoned, but intact
Vermilion River Private Bridge   [Map]
Pratt deck truss bridge over Vermilion River on Private Industrial Road
Open to traffic
Vermillion River Sandy Ford Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Through truss bridge over Vermilion River on N 18th Rd 4 mi E of Leonore
Open to traffic
Built 1959
Water Street Bridge   [Map]
Concrete tee beam bridge over Indian Creek on Water Street (former IL18)
Open to traffic
Built 1925