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Old Route 52 Indian Creek Bridge


Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2011


BH Photo #222538



This bridge is on private property. As a courtesy to the landowner, please do not visit without permission. Landowner information will not be disseminated on this website.


Concrete tee beam bridge over Indian Creek on Private Road (Old US-52)
LaSalle County, Illinois
Open to authorized vehicles only on private property
Built 1912
Concrete Tee beam
Total length: 120.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.48461, -88.77422   (decimal degrees)
41°29'05" N, 88°46'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/351880/4594075 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 50736 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 25, 2017: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited listing to reflect private ownership.
  • December 29, 2011: Added by Steve Conro


  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com


Old Route 52 Indian Creek Bridge
Posted July 25, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Mr. Davis:

Thanks for the comment. I have edited this listing to reflect the fact that the bridge is on private property.

Old Route 52 Indian Creek Bridge
Posted July 25, 2017, by Dan Davis (dwdavis46 [at] gmail [dot] com)

In your listing for this bridge it states that it is open to traffic. This is certainly not the case. The road to the bridge is privately owned by my family as well as by my neighbor. Due to the easy access off of Rt.52 we have had many problems with trespassers. Again, this is private property and not open any kind of traffic be it vehicular, foot or otherwise.

Regards, Dan Davis

Old Route 52 Indian Creek Bridge
Posted February 13, 2012, by Gene Smania

US 52 was relocated north (upstream) of this structure about 1933 and SN 050-0057-a deck truss-was built in that new location. SN 050-0057 was removed and replaced in 1988 by SN 050-0201--a steel girder structure. This original structure is posted as private property and provides access to farm fields.