Bridge reopened as of 06-27-2019 after emergency repairs.
With Illinois gas being doubled as of July 1st, they are now saying that 100 million will be set aside for the replacement of this bridge. If rumors play true the new bridge will be just south of the old one and start further up the bluff to eliminate the lift span.
Built 1929; rehabilitated 1981
Vertical lift Parker through truss
Length of largest span: 216.8 ft.
Total length: 3,177.3 ft. (0.6 mi.)
Deck width: 23.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.2 ft.
Illinois River Bridge ( Actual Name)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.63265, -90.60783(decimal degrees) 39°37'58" N, 90°36'28" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
IL 086-0001 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15600 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Critical(2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair(5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory(6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 7 (out of 100) View more at BridgeReports.com
July 1, 2019: Updated by Jeremy Ruble: future of bridge
June 28, 2019: Updated by Jeremy Ruble: Updates status to open
June 20, 2019: Updated by Jeremy Ruble: Bridge closed indefinitely
March 30, 2019: Updated by Jeremy Ruble: Weight restrictions removed
July 16, 2017: Updated by Jeremy Ruble: Update history and additional info
September 19, 2016: New photos from David Huffman
January 27, 2016: New Street View added by James Baughn
December 10, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
September 21, 2014: New photos from Calvin K Lunny
July 28, 2014: Updated by Ralph Demars: Fixed Location
July 27, 2014: Updated by Jeremy Ruble: Change name to the actual name when built.
April 20, 2013: Updated by Jeremy Ruble: Bridge has been reopened
February 7, 2013: Updated by Jeremy Ruble: Added category "Doomed" bridge is still going to be replaced.
August 25, 2012: Updated by Clark Vance: Removed "doomed"
August 3, 2012: New photo from Jeremy Ruble
January 5, 2012: Updated by Jeremy Ruble: Added category "Doomed"
July 17, 2009: Updated by Jeremy Ruble
January 9, 2006: Posted photos from Bill Burmaster