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The River Bridge


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I'm guessing at the location

Built at a cost of $40,000. The city of Streator was sued by the Lafayette Bridge Company for non-payment.


Lost bowstring through truss bridge over Vermilion River on Bridge Street
Streator, LaSalle County, Illinois
No longer exists
- Lafayette Bridge Co. of Lafayette, Indiana
Bowstring through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.11890, -88.83837   (decimal degrees)
41°07'08" N, 88°50'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/345665/4553584 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Streator South
Inventory number
BH 71912 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


19th Century (7,033)
Arch (11,633)
Bowstring through truss (250)
Bowstring truss (491)
Built 1897 (252)
Built during 1890s (2,819)
Deck arch (10,877)
Illinois (4,512)
LaSalle County, Illinois (88)
Lafayette Bridge Co. (65)
Lost (22,847)
Lost 1910 (41)
Lost during 1910s (446)
Owned by city (5,010)
Stone arch (2,849)
Streator, Illinois (3)
Through truss (14,318)
Truss (31,606)

Update Log 

  • April 23, 2016: Added by ArtS


The River Bridge
Posted August 7, 2018, by GS

That is correct. The city of Streator is mostly located in La Salle County with a small section of it on the south end of town being in Livingston County.

The River Bridge
Posted August 7, 2018, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

The "What's Here" button in the edit mode shows this location as completely in LaSalle County.

The River Bridge
Posted August 6, 2018, by GS

The bridge is in the right location but the location is in La Salle County, not Livingston County.

This truss bridge was replaced ca 1910. The replacement bridge has since been rehabbed with a new superstructure and abutments but the piers are original to the ca 1910 construction.

The current bridge is listed on this site as Bridge Street, IL Rt 18 Eastbound, Streator, La Salle County, IL. It crosses the Vermilion River on the west side of the city.