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Rainbow Bridge

Photos 

Photo from 1998

Unknown source

Enlarge

BH Photo #166586

Map 

Description 

GPS coordinates are an estimate only

Here is a link to an article about the bridge http://www.lexingtonillinoisfort.org/Articles/2005/August/Ra...

Facts 

Overview
Bowstring through truss bridge over Mackinaw River on abandoned section of Green Street
Location
McLean County, Illinois
Status
Abandoned
History
Built in 1868 by the King Bridge Company; abandoned in the 1960s
Builder
- King Iron Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio [also known as King Bridge Co.]
Design
Wrought iron Bowstring through truss
Also called
Pleasant Hill Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.60457, -88.75514   (decimal degrees)
40°36'16" N, 88°45'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/351507/4496342 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Merna
Inventory number
BH 45418 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 7, 2016: New photos from Elliott Johnson
  • June 29, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Extant as of 6/24/2011
  • May 30, 2010: Added by Anthony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Elliott Johnson - elliottsgon15 [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Rainbow Bridge
Posted June 30, 2012, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I added this a couple years ago and am glad to see it still exists. A truly hidden gem that needs a new lease on life. The county had talked of making this area into a park several years ago...but unfortunately that never came to fruition.

Rainbow Bridge
Posted June 29, 2012, by Luke Harden (lmharden [at] iastate [dot] edu)