Top Ranked Illinois Bridges

Chicago & Alton - Stone Arch (Menard County, Illinois)
Rated 100% with 2 votes
Abandoned stone arch bridge over Intermittent strean on Abandonded Chicago & Alton Ry
Derelict/abandoned
Sugar Creek Boxcar Bridge (Rock Island County, Illinois)
Rated 100% with 2 votes
Boxcar over Sugar Creek on Field Road
Removed
Dog Alley Road Bridge (Washington County, Illinois)
Rated 100% with 2 votes
Warren Pony truss bridge over a branch of Crooked Creek on TR 23B, 2.5 mi. northwest of New Minden
Abandoned with portion of deck missing
Built ca. 1930
Jefferson Street Bridge (Winnebago County, Illinois)
Rated 100% with 2 votes
Open-spandrel arch bridge over Rock River and Madison Street on Jefferson Street
Open to traffic
Built 1925; rehabilitated 1994
Fall Creek Bridge (Adams County, Illinois)
Rated 99% with 3 votes
Stone arch bridge over Fall Creek just north of 223rd Lane (Payson Lane)
Open to pedestrians only
Completed October 8, 1855, by Joseph C. Elliott. Made obsolete by new bridge in 1949.
Buskirk Ford Bridge (Adams County, Illinois)
Rated 99% with 2 votes
Through truss bridge over McKee Creek on TR 416, 4.7 mi. west of Kellerville
Open to traffic
Built 1885 by the Morse Bridge Company
Quincy Memorial Bridge (Adams County, Illinois)
Rated 99% with 3 votes
Continuous through truss bridge over the Mississippi River on eastbound US 24 at Quincy
Open to two lanes of eastbound traffic
Built 1928-1930; rehabilitated 1981
2nd Street Bridge (Bureau County, Illinois)
Rated 99% with 2 votes
Pony truss bridge over King Creek just west of Mineral on 2nd St (TR10B)
Open to traffic
Built 1899
Joe Page Bridge (Calhoun County, Illinois)
Rated 99% with 3 votes
Vertical-lift bridge over the Illinois River on IL 100 at Hardin
Open to two-lane traffic
Built 1930; rehabilitated 1983 & again in 2004
Galena Street Bridge (Carroll County, Illinois)
Rated 99% with 2 votes
Through truss bridge over Carroll Creek on North Galena Street in Mount Carroll
Open to traffic
Built ca.1890 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.
Michigan Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Rated 99% with 2 votes
Bascule bridge over Main Branch Chicago River on Michigan Avenue (former US 14) in Chicago
Open to traffic
Built 1920; repaired after freak accident 1992
Frank Lloyd Wright Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Rated 99% with 2 votes
Lost Bridge over Ravine on Sylvan Road
Replaced by new bridge
Built 1915 as part of a residential development; Demolished 1984; Replaced 1985
CTA Green Line/IC Overpass (Cook County, Illinois)
Rated 99% with 2 votes
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Illinois Central Railroad on Chicago Transit Authority Green Line
Removed
Built 1892; Closed 1982; Removed 1984
Cox Bridge (Fayette County, Illinois)
Rated 99% with 3 votes
Through truss bridge over Kaskaskia River on Cox Bridge road
Closed to all traffic
Built 1911
Little Creek Bridge (Hancock County, Illinois)
Rated 99% with 2 votes
Pony truss bridge over Little Creek on Abandoned E CR1100, 1.5 mi. southwest of Middle Creek
Derelict/abandoned
Built 1908
Hamilton Covered Bridge 13-34-01x (Hancock County, Illinois)
Rated 99% with 3 votes
Lost Howe covered bridge over Railroad Creek on Main Street at Hamilton
Destroyed by fire
Built 1881 as a temporary span on the Keokuk-Hamilton Bridge; relocated ca. 1883; destroyed by fire 1969
Fountain Creek 1900E Bridge (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Rated 99% with 4 votes
Lost through truss bridge over Fountain Creek on 1900E Road
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1903
Prairie Creek Bridge (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Rated 99% with 2 votes
Pony truss bridge over Prairie Creek on CR2800N
Open to traffic with 4 ton weight limit
Built 1904
Sugar Creek 2470E Bridge (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Rated 99% with 2 votes
Lost through truss bridge over Sugar Creek on TR 324, 1.5 mi. east of Milford
Razed
Built 1927
CGW - Winston Tunnel High Bridge (Jo Daviess County, Illinois)
Rated 99% with 3 votes
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Ravine on Abandoned Chicago Great Western Ry
No longer exists
UP - Poplar Creek Bridge (Kane County, Illinois)
Rated 99% with 3 votes
Stone arch bridge over Poplar Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic
Built 1861
Maeystown Bridge (Monroe County, Illinois)
Rated 99% with 3 votes
Stone arch bridge over Maeystown Creek on Mill Street at Maeystown
Open to one-lane traffic
Built 1881; rehabilitated 1938
DM&E - Rock River Bridges (Byron) (Ogle County, Illinois)
Rated 99% with 4 votes
Twin Through Truss bridges over Rock River on DM&E Railroad
Open to traffic
Southern Spans Built 1905
Heartland Pathways - Sangamon River Bridge (Piatt County, Illinois)
Rated 99% with 2 votes
Pratt through truss bridge over Sangamon River on the Heartland Pathways, a rail trail converted from the former Illinois Central rail line
Open to pedestrians
Built 1890
Jackson Street Bridge (Will County, Illinois)
Rated 99% with 2 votes
Bascule bridge over Des Plaines River on Jackson Street in Joliet
Open to traffic
Built 1932 by the Mississippi Valley Structural Steel Co.
NS - Mackinaw River Bridge (Woodford County, Illinois)
Rated 99% with 3 votes
Deck truss bridge over Mackinaw River on Norfolk Southern RR
Open to traffic
Built 1947
Bluff Canal Bridge TR 9 (Adams County, Illinois)
Rated 98% with 2 votes
Pony truss bridge over Bluff Canal on CR N2900th, 2.0 mi. west of Lima
Closed; 3 feet of each each has been peeled back; blocked off.
Built 1905
Fall Creek Through Truss Bridge (Adams County, Illinois)
Rated 98% with 3 votes
Through truss bridge temporarily sitting next to 1000th Street, just north of the Pike County line
temporarily propped up on wheels and concrete blocks on private property
Big Bureau Creek Bridge (Bureau County, Illinois)
Rated 98% with 4 votes
Lost through truss bridge over Big Bureau Creek on Abandoned 2160 Rd, 3 mi. east of Tiskilwa
Finally collapsed due to flooding on April 18, 2013
Built ca.1880's; rehabilitated 1949
Division Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Rated 98% with 4 votes
Bascule bridge over Chicago River North Branch Canal on Division Street in Chicago
Replaced by temporary Bailey Bridge while new fixed bridge is built
Built 1903; rehabilitated 1983; demolished 2014
Old Sutton Road Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Rated 98% with 2 votes
Concrete closed spandrel deck arch bridge over Poplar Creek on abandoned alignment of Sutton Rd in Hoffman Estates
Open to pedestrians
Built circa 1906
Dellos Road Bridge (Grundy County, Illinois)
Rated 98% with 2 votes
Three-span arch bridge over Aux Sable Creek on Dellos Road (TR 35), 6 mi. northeast of Morris
Open to two-lane traffic
Built 1873; rehabilitated 1967
Bluff Canal Bridge (Hancock County, Illinois)
Rated 98% with 4 votes
Abandoned pony truss bridge over Bluff Canal on Abandoned Road just N of Cty Line
Derelict/abandoned
Mill Creek Bridge (Jackson County, Illinois)
Rated 98% with 4 votes
Abandoned pony truss bridge over Mill Creek on Jacobini Road (Forest Road 377)
Wrecked following a flash flood
BNSF - Spoon River Bridge (Knox County, Illinois)
Rated 98% with 3 votes
Through truss bridge over Spoon RIver on BNSF Railway
Open
Built 1910
13th Street Bridge (Lawrence County, Illinois)
Rated 98% with 3 votes
Timber and steel stringer bridge over abandoned portion of Big Four Railroad on 13th Street in Saint Francisville
Open to traffic
Built 1909; rehabilitated 1950
IC - 1st Street Overpass (Lee County, Illinois)
Rated 98% with 2 votes
Stone arch bridge over 1st Street on the abandoned Illinois Central Railroad in Dixon
Railroad line abandoned, but open to vehicular traffic below
Built 1851
Unnamed creek tributary of Vermilion River (Livingston County, Illinois)
Rated 98% with 3 votes
Pony truss bridge over unnamed creek/ tributary of Vermilion on Private drive turning west off of N 800 E Rd.
Intact but closed to all traffic
Metropolis Bridge (Massac County, Illinois)
Rated 98% with 3 votes
Six-span through truss bridge over the Ohio River on the Canadian National Railway at Metropolis
Open to railroad traffic
Built 1917 by the American Bridge Co. under the direction of engineers C. H. Cartlidge and Ralph Modjeski
Stonebridge Meadows Bridge (Monroe County, Illinois)
Rated 98% with 3 votes
Abandoned stone arch bridge over a branch of Maeystown Creek on Maeystown Road southwest of Maeystown, at Stonebridge Meadows Subdivision
Abandoned, but still intact
Wartburg Bridge (Monroe County, Illinois)
Rated 98% with 3 votes
Abandoned stone arch bridge over Fountain Creek off Maeystown Road, near Wartburg
Abandoned, but still intact
Baum Road Bridge (Monroe County, Illinois)
Rated 98% with 2 votes
Stone arch bridge over Monroe City Creek on a private driveway next to Baum Road
Open to traffic on a private drive
Springdale Cemetery Black Bridge (Peoria County, Illinois)
Rated 98% with 3 votes
Kingpost pony truss bridge over Springdale Creek on a road in Springdale Cemetery
Open to traffic
Branch Green Creek Bridge (Shelby County, Illinois)
Rated 98% with 2 votes
Wooden deck bridge over Green Creek Branch on TR 385
Replaced by pipes
Built 1909; rehabilitated 1979, replaced 2010
Conrail - TR 269c Overpass (Vermilion County, Illinois)
Rated 98% with 4 votes
Stone arch bridge over TR 269 and unknown creek on Conrail Railroad
Abandoned
Built 1901
UP - Clinton Bridge (Middle Channel) (Whiteside County, Illinois)
Rated 98% with 2 votes
Through truss bridge over Mississippi River Center Channel on UPRR (Former C&NW)
Open
Built 1909 replacing an older single track bridge
McDonough Street Bridge (Will County, Illinois)
Rated 98% with 2 votes
Bascule bridge over Des Plaines River on McDonough Street (US 6/52) in Joliet
Open to traffic
Built 1933 by the Mississippi Valley Structural Steel Co.; rehabilitated 1987
Curtis Creek Bridge (Adams County, Illinois)
Rated 97% with 3 votes
Stone arch bridge over Curtis Creek on South 8th Street in Quincy
Open to two-lane traffic
Built 1899; rehabilitated 1995
Fall Creek Branch Bridge (Adams County, Illinois)
Rated 97% with 4 votes
Stringer bridge with stone abutments over a branch of Fall Creek, just north of 223rd Lane (Payson Lane)
Abandoned and in jeopardy of collapsing
Siloam Springs State Park Bridge (Adams County, Illinois)
Rated 97% with 4 votes
Bowstring pony truss bridge over Branch McKee Creek
Open to traffic, posted for load
This bridge was part of a long gone county road and is preserved in place.
Old Stone Arch Bridge (Champaign County, Illinois)
Rated 97% with 4 votes
Stone arch bridge over Boneyard Creek on pedestrian pathway in Champaign
Rebuilt
Built 1861, rebuilt 1984
Conrail - Big Creek Bridge (Clark County, Illinois)
Rated 97% with 2 votes
Concrete arch bridge over Big Creek on former Big Four Railroad northwest of Marshall
Private ownership
Built 1906
Indian Creek Bridge (Edwards County, Illinois)
Rated 97% with 2 votes
Arch bridge over Indian Creek on FAS 2815, 1 mi. west of Bone Gap
Open to traffic
Built 1938
Little America Rest Area Bridge (Fulton County, Illinois)
Rated 97% with 2 votes
Bowstring pony truss bridge over Park on Pedestrian Trail
Open to pedestrians
Built ca.1875
EJ&E - Illinois River Bridge (Grundy County, Illinois)
Rated 97% with 2 votes
Warren through truss bridge with center lift span over Illinois River on EJ&E RW
Open, original 1895 bridge replaced in 2011
4 span through truss Vertical lift bridge
Copley Island Park Bridge (Kane County, Illinois)
Rated 97% with 3 votes
Slab bridge over ditch on park entrance road
Open to traffic
E. Branch Aux Sable Creek Bridge (Kendall County, Illinois)
Rated 97% with 2 votes
Slab bridge over E. Branch Aux Sable Creek on Abandoned IL126
Derelict/abandoned
First Vincennes Highway Bridge 13-51-03x / 14-42-01x (Lawrence County, Illinois)
Rated 97% with 5 votes
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Wabash River on Main Street
Replaced by new bridge
Replaced by the Lincoln Memorial Bridge
UP - Unnamed Stream Bridge (McHenry County, Illinois)
Rated 97% with 3 votes
Bridge over unnamed Stream on UPRR (Former C&NW) in Prairie Grove
Open
Old Pearl Street Bridge (McHenry County, Illinois)
Rated 97% with 3 votes
Through truss bridge over a branch of Fox River on Pedestrian path
Open to pedestrians only
Built 1881 over Fox River on Pearl Street in McHenry IL, relocated to Terra Cotta Industries Nov. 1976, two of three original sections in storage
Brookport Bridge (Massac County, Illinois)
Rated 97% with 11 votes
Ten-span through truss bridge on US 45 over the Ohio River at Brookport
Open to two-lane traffic
Built 1929
BNSF - Rock River Bridge - Oregon East Channel (Ogle County, Illinois)
Rated 97% with 2 votes
Deck plate girder bridge over Rock River on BNSF (former CB&Q) Railroad in Oregon
Open to traffic
DM&E Industrial Spur - IL2 Overpass (Ogle County, Illinois)
Rated 97% with 2 votes
Steel stringer bridge over IL 2 (E Blackhawk Dr) on Dakota Minn & Eastern RR (former CGW))
Open to traffic
Built 1935
Cold Run Creek Bridge (Pike County, Illinois)
Rated 97% with 3 votes
Pony truss bridge over Cold Run Creek on TR 318, 2.75 mi. northwest of Nebo
Open to traffic
Built ca. 1960
Bay Creek Bridge (Pike County, Illinois)
Rated 97% with 2 votes
Abandoned pony truss bridge over Bay Creek on TR 271
Derelict/abandoned
Built 1900
Cowden Bridge (Shelby County, Illinois)
Rated 97% with 2 votes
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Kaskaskia River on TR 439A
Carelessly scrapped
Built 1890, scapped 2012
Lyndon Bridge (Whiteside County, Illinois)
Rated 97% with 2 votes
Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Rock River on 6th Avenue (Lyndon Road)
Open to pedestrians
Built 1894 by Keefers & Wyncoop; span added 1912; Closed in 1980; saved from demolition 1998
BNSF - Union Pacific Overpass (Whiteside County, Illinois)
Rated 97% with 2 votes
Plate girder bridge over Union Pacific Railroad on BNSF Railroad
Open to traffic
Built 1904
NS - Grimm Road Overpass (Woodford County, Illinois)
Rated 97% with 3 votes
Stone arch bridge over CR 1550 E (Grimm Rd) on Norfolk Southern RR
Open to traffic
Built 1888
Elgin-Belvidere Electric - Kishwaukee River Bridge (Boone County, Illinois)
Rated 96% with 4 votes
Abandoned ribbed closed-spandrel arch bridge over Kishwaukee River on abandonded Elgin-Belvidere Railroad
Abandoned. Derelict crumbling/overgrown
Built 1905
Old US24 Ripley Bridge (Brown County, Illinois)
Rated 96% with 3 votes
Abandoned through truss bridge over La Moine River
Abandoned
BNSF - West Bureau Creek Bridge (Bureau County, Illinois)
Rated 96% with 3 votes
Deck truss bridge over W Bureau Crk &1500 E Street on BNSF RR near Wyanet
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1899 by the Lassig Bridge and Iron Works; Replaced 2014
Hell's Half Acre Bridge (Christian County, Illinois)
Rated 96% with 5 votes
Abandoned through truss bridge over South Fork on Former IL 48, southwest of Taylorsville
Abandoned with one pony truss span collapsed
Old Stone Arch Bridge (Clark County, Illinois)
Rated 96% with 4 votes
Stone arch bridge over Branch East Mill creek on National Trail/Archer Avenue in Marshall
Open to traffic
Built 1837
CTA Yellow Line - North Shore Channel Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Rated 96% with 2 votes
Warren deck truss bridge over North Shore Channel on Chicago Transit Authority (formerly Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee)
Open to traffic
Built 1925
Sky Ride (Cook County, Illinois)
Rated 96% with 2 votes
Lost Transporter bridge over Burnham Harbor
Removed
Built 1933; Demlished 1934
Butter Creek Bridge (Edwards County, Illinois)
Rated 96% with 4 votes
Concrete arch bridge over Butter Creek in Albion
Open to traffic
Built 1909
Little Wabash River Bridge (Effingham County, Illinois)
Rated 96% with 5 votes
Through truss bridge over Little Wabash River on TR 157, 2.5 mi. south of Funkhouser
Abandoned with portions of deck missing
Built 1909
Babylon Bend Bridge (Fulton County, Illinois)
Rated 96% with 4 votes
Through truss bridge over Spoon River on Babylon Road (TR 123)
Closed to all traffic since about 2007
Built 1890. One of the nine bridges submitted to NRHP in "Metal Highway Bridges of Fulton County Thematic Resources", 1980-10-29
Fishers' Point Stone Arch Bridge (Hancock County, Illinois)
Rated 96% with 4 votes
Stone arch bridge over Tributary of Mississippi River on Arch Bridge Scenic Path
Open to pedestrians
Built ca 1850
Big Creek Bridge (Hardin County, Illinois)
Rated 96% with 6 votes
Abandoned bedstead Pratt pony truss bridge over Big Creek on 3 Miles Creek Road
Abandoned
L'Erable Bridge (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Rated 96% with 2 votes
Two-span through truss bridge over Iroquois River on TR 59, 1.25 mi. east of Lerable
Collapsed due to abutment failure during a flood
Built 1903, collapsed in 2005
Woodland Bridge (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Rated 96% with 3 votes
Through truss bridge over Sugar Creek on 2100E Road near Woodland, .5 mi. north of Woodland
Closed
Built 1911
BNSF - 4th Avenue Overpass (LaSalle County, Illinois)
Rated 96% with 2 votes
Steel stringer bridge over 4th Avenue on BNSF RR in Mendota
Open to traffic
Chautauqua Park Swinging Bridge #1 (Livingston County, Illinois)
Rated 96% with 2 votes
Wire suspension bridge over Vermillion River on a pedestrian path in Chautauqua Park
Open to pedestrians
Built 1898 by the Joliet Bridge and Iron Co.
Abandoned Mud Creek train bridge (Livingston County, Illinois)
Rated 96% with 2 votes
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Mud Creek on abandoned wabash railroad
Abandoned wabash train bridge.
Built 1923
Coulter's Mill Bridge (Macon County, Illinois)
Rated 96% with 3 votes
Parker through truss bridge over Sangamon River (Lake Decatur) on a closed section of Coulter's Mill Rd
Derelict/abandoned
Honey Creek Bridge (Macoupin County, Illinois)
Rated 96% with 2 votes
Concrete bridge over Honey Creek on Old IL 4 (at one time US 66) between Carlinville and Gillespie, 5.8 mi. south of Carlinville
Opened to pedestrians only
Built 1920
Meredosia Bridge (Morgan County, Illinois)
Rated 96% with 3 votes
Cantilevered through truss bridge over the Illinois River on IL 104 at Meredosia
Open to traffic
Built 1936; rehabilitated 1984
The Sny Bridge (Pike County, Illinois)
Rated 96% with 3 votes
Lost through truss bridge over The Sny on TR 136, 2 mi. south of Rockport
Removed but not replaced
All Forks Creek Wood Bridge (Putnam County, Illinois)
Rated 96% with 2 votes
Timber stringer bridge over All Forks Creek on Hennepin Street
Open to traffic
Built 1940; rehabilitated 1991
Sylvan Island Railroad Bridge (Rock Island County, Illinois)
Rated 96% with 7 votes
1 Span Whipple through truss bridge with Phoenix columns over Mississippi River on former railroad spur in Moline.
Abandoned.
Built 1868 as part of a larger bridge over the Mississippi River at Burlington; one span relocated here and shortened in 1891
KBSR - Poland Road Overpass (Vermilion County, Illinois)
Rated 96% with 2 votes
Concrete arch bridge over Poland Road on Kankakee, Beaverville and Southern Railroad
Open to traffic
Cemetery Bridge (Washington County, Illinois)
Rated 96% with 2 votes
Concrete culvert bridge over Branch of North Creek just north of Oak Road on County Highway 11 in Hoyleton
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1916 by Washington County Highway Department. Replaced July 2015.
UP - Clinton Bridge (East Channel) (Whiteside County, Illinois)
Rated 96% with 2 votes
Deck plate girder bridge over Cat Tail Slough (Miss. River East Channel) on UPRR (Former C&NW)
Open
Built 1909
Rock Creek Farm Bridge (Whiteside County, Illinois)
Rated 96% with 2 votes
Bowstring pony truss bridge over Rock Creek on farm field access
Don't know
Ninth Street Seven Arch Stone Bridge (Will County, Illinois)
Rated 96% with 3 votes
Lost stone arch bridge over Deep Run Creek on Old 9th Street in Lockport
Removed after partial collapse due to flood.
Built 1868; closed 1971; damaged by flooding in March 2011 and removed
UP - Kishwaukee River Bridge (Boone County, Illinois)
Rated 95% with 2 votes
Through truss bridge over Kishwaukee River on UPRR (former C&NW)
Open to traffic
2 span through truss bridge over Kishwaukee RIver
Archer Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Rated 95% with 3 votes
Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Cal Sag Channel on Archer Ave/IL 171/ IL 83
Open to traffic
Built 1934; rehabilitated 1997
CA&E - Chicago River Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Rated 95% with 2 votes
Lost Pony truss bridge over Chicago River on Chicago, Aurora & Elgin Railroad
Removed but not replaced
Built 1895 for Metropolitan-West Side Elevated Railroad, removed ca 1958 after the CA&E folded in 1957
Panther Creek Bridge (Hancock County, Illinois)
Rated 95% with 2 votes
Pony truss bridge over Panther Creek on E CR800 Rd, 2.7 mi. southwest of St Mary
Derelict/abandoned
Built 1895
Hennepin Canal Lock 26 Lift Bridge (Henry County, Illinois)
Rated 95% with 2 votes
Vertical lift bridge over Hennepin Canal on Hennepin Canal Trail 3 mi E of Colona
Open to pedestrians
Built in 1904
Spring Creek Branch 1250N Bridge (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Rated 95% with 6 votes
Two-span bedstead pony truss bridge over a branch of Spring Creek on 1250N Road
Closed to traffic
Built 1904
Buzzi Unicem - LaSalle Rail Bridge (LaSalle County, Illinois)
Rated 95% with 5 votes
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
CGW - Egan Stone Arch (Ogle County, Illinois)
Rated 95% with 10 votes
Abandoned stone arch bridge over Farm Field on Abandoned Chicago & Northwestern Railway
Abandoned
Built Ca. 1887
Vachel Lindsay Bridge (Sangamon County, Illinois)
Rated 95% with 3 votes
Multi-span concrete cantilever built to simulate a closed-spandrel arch bridge over Lake Springfield on Long Bay Drive
Open to traffic
Built 1933
IC - Townhall Road Overpass (Tazewell County, Illinois)
Rated 95% with 7 votes
Stone arch bridge over Tributary of Indian Creek & Townhall Road on Abandoned Railroad southwest of Hopedale
Abandoned
Built 1889
Renwick Road Bridge (Will County, Illinois)
Rated 95% with 2 votes
Through truss bridge over Du Page River on Renwick Road
Open to one-lane traffic
Built ca.1890 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company
IC - Kent Creek Bridge (Winnebago County, Illinois)
Rated 95% with 2 votes
Pratt through truss bridge over Kent Creek on Illinois Central Railroad spur
No longer exists
Located here in 1911, Truss likely dates from 1870s
BNSF - Big Bureau Creek Bridge (Bureau County, Illinois)
Rated 94% with 2 votes
Deck truss bridge over Big Bureau Creek on BNSF RR just west of Princeton
Replaced by a new bridge
Built in 1899 by the Lassig Bridge & Iron Works; Replaced 2014
Old US 50 Culvert (Clay County, Illinois)
Rated 94% with 4 votes
Concrete culvert bridge over Unnamed creek on Old US 50
Open to traffic
Built 1923
Whiskey Creek Bridge (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Rated 94% with 2 votes
Pony truss bridge over Whiskey Creek on CR43
bypassed and removed
Built 1896; rehabilitated 1933, removed 2014
CN - East Dubuque Rail Tunnel (Jo Daviess County, Illinois)
Rated 94% with 6 votes
Tunnel under hill with the north portal serving as the lead to east approach to the Dubuque Rail Bridge on CN (former IC) Railway
Open to traffic
Originally built by the Illinois Central Railway
Rockwell Road Bridge (LaSalle County, Illinois)
Rated 94% with 2 votes
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
Fall Creek Bridge (LaSalle County, Illinois)
Rated 94% with 9 votes
Bridge on abandoned road next to Illinois 71 west of Ottawa, Illinois
Derelict/abandoned
IC - 2nd Street Overpass (Lee County, Illinois)
Rated 94% with 3 votes
Stone arch bridge over 2nd Street on the abandoned Illinois Central Railroad in Dixon
Railroad line abandoned, but open to vehicular traffic below
Built 1851
Old Rte 66 Ghost Bridge (Logan County, Illinois)
Rated 94% with 2 votes
Lost Bridge over Salt Creek on abandoned US 66 alignment
Derelict/ Abandoned
Once carried US 66 traffic. Only the piers survive
Sangamon River Bridge (Piatt County, Illinois)
Rated 94% with 3 votes
Two-span through truss bridge over Sangamon River on TR 51
Intact but closed to all traffic
CN - Tunnel #2 (Pope County, Illinois)
Rated 94% with 4 votes
Tunnel on CN (formerly IC) Railroad near Abbot
Open to traffic
Built 1927
IC - Opossum Creek Bridge (Shelby County, Illinois)
Rated 94% with 2 votes
Abandoned arch bridge over Opossum Creek on ICRR, 2 mi. north of Oconee
Abandoned
Built ca. 1900
Lake Park Stone Arch #1 (Tazewell County, Illinois)
Rated 94% with 2 votes
Stone arch bridge over Dry Creek on Lake Park Trail
Open to pedestrians only
Built 1897
Ripson Bridge (Bond County, Illinois)
Rated 93% with 3 votes
Pratt through truss bridge over Shoal Creek on TR 63 / Ripson Bridge Road
Open to pedestrians
Built 1895, bypassed by a new bridge in 1988
Hennepin Canal Lock 22 lift Bridge (Bureau County, Illinois)
Rated 93% with 2 votes
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Hennepin Canal on CR-310 East (Abandoned Alignment)
Open to pedestrians
Canal opened 1907
Airtight Bridge (Coles County, Illinois)
Rated 93% with 5 votes
Through truss bridge over Embarras River on TR 275, northeast of Charleston, 3 mi. northwest of Ashmore
Open to traffic
Built 1914 by the Decatur Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 2010
Lincoln Park Passerelle (Cook County, Illinois)
Rated 93% with 2 votes
Through arch bridge over N Lake Shore Dr in Chicago
Open to pedestrians
Built 1940; reinforcing cross-bracing added 1991.
Vermillion River Sandy Ford Bridge (LaSalle County, Illinois)
Rated 93% with 3 votes
Through truss bridge over Vermilion River on N 18th Rd 4 mi E of Leonore
Open to traffic
Built 1959
Moon Creek Bridge (Livingston County, Illinois)
Rated 93% with 3 votes
Abandoned steel stringer bridge over Moon Creek Trib. on N100 E Rd
Derelict/abandoned
Built 1900
Upper Free Bridge (Peoria County, Illinois)
Rated 93% with 2 votes
Lost bridge over the Illinois River at Peoria
Demolished
Built 1888
Heartland Pathway - Shady Rest Bridge (Piatt County, Illinois)
Rated 93% with 3 votes
Pratt through truss bridge over Sangamon River on the Heartland Pathways, a rail trail converted from the former Illinois Central rail line
Open to pedestrians
Built 1890
Beck's Creek Bridge (Shelby County, Illinois)
Rated 93% with 2 votes
Bedstead pony truss bridge over Beck's Creek on TR 317, 5.6 mi. northwest of Herrick
Intact but closed to all traffic
Built 1909
US136 Stony Creek Bridge (Vermilion County, Illinois)
Rated 93% with 2 votes
Stone arch bridge over Stony Creek on US 136 (Main Street) in Danville
Open to traffic
Built 1896, rehabilitated 1981
Cass Street Bridge (Will County, Illinois)
Rated 93% with 3 votes
Bascule bridge over Des Plaines River on Westbound US 30 Lincoln Highway in Joliet
Open to traffic
Built 1932; rehabilitated 1985
Big Bureau Creek Bridge (Bureau County, Illinois)
Rated 92% with 5 votes
Pratt through truss bridge over Big Bureau Creek on Adandoned 2750 E Rd 2.5 mi. SW of La Moille
Bridge appears intact, but the road to it is abandonded.
Built 1901
Fancher Bridge (Clark County, Illinois)
Rated 92% with 2 votes
Pony truss bridge in the Cumberland Road rest stop, near Marshall
Open to pedestrians
Originally built in Shelby county, IL over Richland creek near Fancher, moved in 1983 to Clark county, IL
Chicago Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Rated 92% with 3 votes
Bascule bridge over North Branch Chicago River on Chicago Avenue in Chicago
Open to traffic
Built 1914
LaSalle Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Rated 92% with 4 votes
Bascule bridge over Main Branch Chicago River on N. LaSalle Street in Chicago
Open to traffic
Built 1928
Tarters Ferry Bridge (Fulton County, Illinois)
Rated 92% with 5 votes
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Spoon River on Tarters Ferry Lane
Destroyed by flooding
Built ca. 1880. Abandoned 1992. One of the nine bridges submitted to NRHP in "Metal Highway Bridges of Fulton County Thematic Resources", 1980-10-29
Matthiessen Park Footbridge (LaSalle County, Illinois)
Rated 92% with 4 votes
Ribbed closed-spandrel arch bridge over Deer Creek Gorge on Pedestrian Walkway
Open to pedestrians
Built 1905
US67 Rock River Bridge (South Channel) (Rock Island County, Illinois)
Rated 92% with 4 votes
Steel through arch bridge over Rock River & Hennepin Canal on US 67
Open to traffic
Built 1948; rehabilitated 1985
Mount Carmel Bridge (Wabash County, Illinois)
Rated 92% with 6 votes
Through truss bridge over Wabash River on IL 15/IN 64 in Mount Carmel
Demolished and replaced with a slab of concrete.
Built 1932; rehabilitated 1987; Replaced 2011
Thebes Bridge (Alexander County, Illinois)
Rated 91% with 6 votes
Cantilevered through truss railroad bridge over the Mississippi River at Thebes
Open to railroad traffic on two tracks
Built 1905 by a consortium of five railroad companies (CEI, IC, MP, StLIM&S, SSW)
Blue Island Yard Bridges (Cook County, Illinois)
Rated 91% with 3 votes
5 different Camelback Pratt through truss bridges on several different railroads crossing Cal Sag Channel
4 wider spans still in use by railroad, a 5th narrower span not used at this time
Built in 1935, rebuit in 1964-65
Spring Road Bridge (Grundy County, Illinois)
Rated 91% with 2 votes
Three-span concrete girder bridge over Mazon River on Spring Road (TR 105), .3 mi. east of Campbell Rd
Closed. Future uncertain
Built 1910
CN - Kelly Road Overpass (Jo Daviess County, Illinois)
Rated 91% with 3 votes
Stone Arch bridge over Kelly Road on the ICRR, 2.8 mi. northeast of Galena
Open to traffic
Built 1853, deck refurbished 1926
Eliza Creek Bridge (Mercer County, Illinois)
Rated 91% with 2 votes
Through truss bridge over Eliza Creek on TR 75A
Intact but closed to all traffic
Built 1893
BNSF - Rock River Bridge - Oregon West Channel (Ogle County, Illinois)
Rated 91% with 3 votes
Through truss bridge over Rock River on BNSF Railway in Oregon
Open to railroad traffic
Built 1892, Deck Girders added Later
First Bridge (Rock Island County, Illinois)
Rated 91% with 3 votes
Lost howe through truss bridge over Mississippi River
Lost
Built 1856, Replaced 1866.
The Arches (Vermilion County, Illinois)
Rated 91% with 8 votes
Concrete arch bridge over Salt Fork Vermilion River on CSX Transportation southwest of Danville
Open to traffic
Built 1905
Indian Creek Bridge (Calhoun County, Illinois)
Rated 90% with 3 votes
Kingpost pony truss bridge over Indian Creek on FAS 755 south of Hamburg, 2.7 mi. south of Hamburg
Abandoned
Built ca. 1930; bypassed 2001
Abandoned Plum River Bridge (Carroll County, Illinois)
Rated 90% with 3 votes
Abandoned through truss bridge over Plum River on Abandoned road alignment
Derelict/abandoned
Little Muddy Creek Bridge (Clay County, Illinois)
Rated 90% with 4 votes
Through truss bridge over Little Muddy Creek on Fr-2114 (Old US 50)
Closed to all Traffic
Built 1923
RI - Nabisco Bridge (1) (LaSalle County, Illinois)
Rated 90% with 4 votes
Howe Pony Truss bridge over Marseilles Power Canal on spur of Rock Island Railroad in Marseilles
Derelict/abandoned
Built 1888
UPRR IL176 Bridge (McHenry County, Illinois)
Rated 90% with 2 votes
Pony/through plate girder bridge over IL 176 (W Terra Cotta Ave) on UPRR (Former C&NW) in Crystal Lake
Open to traffic
Built 1940
IAIS - Rock River Bridge (N) (Rock Island County, Illinois)
Rated 90% with 4 votes
Quadrangular Through Truss Bridge over Rock River on Iowa Interstate Railroad
Open to traffic
Built 1894 crossing Sylvan Slough; Relocated here ca. 1930
Armstrong Bridge (Vermilion County, Illinois)
Rated 90% with 3 votes
Through truss bridge over Middle Fork Vermilion River on TR 42A south of Armstrong
Open to traffic
Built 1910, rehabilitated in 1970
Hononegah Forest Preserve Bridge (Winnebago County, Illinois)
Rated 90% with 2 votes
Marsh Rainbow Arch bridge over Dry Run Creek in Hononegah Forest Preserve
Open to traffic
Built 1925
South Fork Bridge (Adams County, Illinois)
Rated 89% with 3 votes
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over South Fork Bear Creek on CR 2353 N
No longer exists
Built ca. 1880
CNW Spur - Belvidere Bridge (Boone County, Illinois)
Rated 89% with 3 votes
Double-intersection Warren deck truss bridge over Kishwaukee RIver on abandoned UPRR Spur
Abandoned but still intact
Washington Blvd Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Rated 89% with 2 votes
Bascule bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Washington Blvd in Chicago
Open to traffic
Built 1913
Illinois Prairie Path - Volunteer Bridge (Du Page County, Illinois)
Rated 89% with 3 votes
Pratt through truss bridge over Union Pacific RR (formerly Chicago & North Western RR) on Illinois Prairie Path (formerly Chicago Aurora & Elgin RR)
Open to pedestrians
Built 1907 for CA&E RR, railroad abandoned 1959, converted to trail use ca. 1964, approaches rebuilt 2010
Harper Creek Bridge (Edwards County, Illinois)
Rated 89% with 2 votes
Arch bridge over Harper Creek on CH 9, 4 mi. south of Albion
Open to traffic
Built 1940
Bernadotte Bridge (Fulton County, Illinois)
Rated 89% with 6 votes
Pratt through truss bridge over Spoon River on former CH 2 in Bernadotte
closed to all traffic with southeast approach placed on blocks nearby
Built 1915 by the Central States Bridge Company of Indianapolis, formerly carried CH 2 traffic, converted to pedestrian use in 1980. One of the nine bridges submitted to NRHP in "Metal Highway Bridges of Fulton County Thematic Resources".
Kemper Road Bridge (Jersey County, Illinois)
Rated 89% with 2 votes
Concrete bridge over a branch of Macoupin Creek on Kemper Road (CH 3), 1.2 mi. north of Fidelity
Open to traffic
Built 1926
BNSF - Hurds Island Rail Bridge (W) (Kane County, Illinois)
Rated 89% with 3 votes
Open-spandrel arch bridge over Fox River in Aurora on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic
Built 1920
IC - Spur Overpass (Lee County, Illinois)
Rated 89% with 3 votes
Abandoned stone arch bridge over abandoned ICRR Industrial spur on Abandoned Illinois Central Railway
Abandoned
Built 1851, Extended 1921
Fountain Creek Bridge (Monroe County, Illinois)
Rated 89% with 3 votes
Stone arch bridge over Fountain Creek just south of IL 156, west of Waterloo
Open to pedestrians only
Built 1849 by Herman Garleb; made obsolete by new bridge in 1927
Gall Road Bridge (Monroe County, Illinois)
Rated 89% with 3 votes
Bypassed stone arch bridge over a branch of Carr Creek on Gall Road at Columbia
Open to pedestrians only
Built 1898
Murray Baker Bridge (Peoria County, Illinois)
Rated 89% with 3 votes
Cantilevered through truss bridge over Illinois River on I-74 in Peoria
Open to traffic
Built 1958; rehabilitated 1984 and 2005
Mackinaw River Dillon Rd Bridge (Tazewell County, Illinois)
Rated 89% with 2 votes
Through truss bridge over Mackinaw River on Dillon Rd NE of Green Valley
Closed to all traffic
Western Brick Company Bridge (Vermilion County, Illinois)
Rated 89% with 4 votes
Lost Deck girder bridge over Salt Fork Vermilion River on former narrow gauge railroad
Most spans demolished
Cairo Ohio River Bridge (Alexander County, Illinois)
Rated 88% with 5 votes
Cantilevered through truss over the Ohio River on US 51/60/62 between Cairo, Illinois and Wickliffe, Kentucky
Open to two-lane traffic
Built 1937; rehabilitated 1979
CGW - Stone Culvert (De Kalb County, Illinois)
Rated 88% with 8 votes
Abandoned stone culvert bridge over trib to Owens creek on abandoned GGW Ry
Abandoned
East Fork Galena River Bridge (Jo Daviess County, Illinois)
Rated 88% with 3 votes
Pony truss bridge over East Fork Galena River on W Kelly road, 5 mi. northeast of Galena
Derelict/abandoned
Built 1901
Great Western Trail - Farm Road Overpass (Kane County, Illinois)
Rated 88% with 3 votes
Slab bridge over Abandoned farm road on Great Western Bike Trail (former CGW Ry)
Open to pedestrians only
Built 1910
UP - South Street Arch (McHenry County, Illinois)
Rated 88% with 6 votes
Stone arch bridge over South Street on UPRR / METRA Harvard Subdivision
Open to traffic
Built 1867 by Chicago, St. Paul and Fond du Lac Railroad; Purchased by C&NW, widened 1897 to accomodate a second track
UP - IL47 Overpass (McHenry County, Illinois)
Rated 88% with 2 votes
Pony/through plate girder bridge over IL 47 (S Eastwood Dr) on UPRR (Former C&NW) in Woodstock
Open to traffic
Built 1936
Valley Road Bridge (Macoupin County, Illinois)
Rated 88% with 2 votes
Through truss bridge over Macoupin Creek on Valley Road (TR 170) near Beaver Dam State Park
Open to one-lane traffic
UP - Double Arch Road Overpass (Macoupin County, Illinois)
Rated 88% with 2 votes
Concrete Arch bridge over Double Arch Rd & Silver creek on UPRR
Open
Built 1944
CSX - Liberty Road Overpass (Madison County, Illinois)
Rated 88% with 4 votes
Slab bridge over Liberty Road on CSX Transportation east of Collinsville, IL
Open to traffic
M&StL - Mississippi River Bridge (Mercer County, Illinois)
Rated 88% with 5 votes
Vertical lift bridge that carried the M&StL across the Mississippi River at Keithsburg
Abandoned
Built 1909; Abandoned 1971; Partially lost to fire in 1981
M&STL - Pope Creek Bridge (Mercer County, Illinois)
Rated 88% with 2 votes
Abandoned Modified Warren through truss bridge over Pope Creek on Abandoned C&NW Railroad
Derelict/abandoned
Built 1901
IC - Leaf River Bridge (Ogle County, Illinois)
Rated 88% with 2 votes
Abandoned Timber stringer bridge over Leaf River on Abandoned Illinois Central Railway
Abandoned
Built 1927
UP - Sanitation Road Overpass (Peoria County, Illinois)
Rated 88% with 2 votes
Through truss bridge over TP&W Ry and Sanitation Rd on Union Pacific Railway in Bartonville
Open to traffic
Built 1913
North Creek Bridge (Peoria County, Illinois)
Rated 88% with 5 votes
Abandoned pony truss bridge over North Creek on Abandoned Town Ave
Derelict/abandoned
Abe Street Bridge (Will County, Illinois)
Rated 88% with 2 votes
Arch bridge over Spring Creek on Abe Street in Joliet
Open to traffic
Built 1911
Ruby Street Bridge (Will County, Illinois)
Rated 88% with 3 votes
Bascule bridge over Des Plaines River on IL 53 (Old US 66) in Joliet
Open to four-lane traffic
Built 1935; rehabilitated 1972
Grant Creek Bridge (Will County, Illinois)
Rated 88% with 2 votes
Pratt pony truss bridge over Grant Creek on Service Road/Pedestrian Trail
Open to traffic
Daggert Road Bridge (Carroll County, Illinois)
Rated 87% with 2 votes
Timber Queenpost pony truss bridge over East Johnson Creek on Daggert Road, 3 mi. south of Mt. Carroll
Open to traffic
Built 1916
TR16 Mosquito Creek Bridge (Christian County, Illinois)
Rated 87% with 2 votes
Through truss bridge over Mosquito Creek on Meridian Avenue/CR 2100E (TR 16), 6 mi. east of Mt.Auburn
Derelict/abandoned
Built 1893
BNSF - Hurds Island Rail Bridge (E) (Kane County, Illinois)
Rated 87% with 2 votes
Open-spandrel arch bridge over Fox River in Aurora on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic
Built 1920
UP - Rock River Bridge (Lee County, Illinois)
Rated 87% with 4 votes
Two track lattice through truss bridge over Rock River on UPRR (Former C&NW) 1.5 mi W of Nelson
Open to traffic
Built in 1897, reinforced in 1926
Forrest RR Turntable (Livingston County, Illinois)
Rated 87% with 4 votes
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over former roundhouse pit on Wabash Ry
Derelict/abandoned
Installed 1917, replacing a 70 ft. turntable installed June 1904
Panther Creek Bridge (Woodford County, Illinois)
Rated 87% with 2 votes
Warren Cantilever Bedstead pony truss bridge over Panther Creek on CR2325 E
Derelict/abandoned
Built 1925
Little Golden Gate Bridge (Champaign County, Illinois)
Rated 86% with 2 votes
Wire suspension bridge over Lake of the Woods on a pedestrian trail in the Champaign County Forest Preserve
Open to pedestrians
Built 1960
Kaskaskia River Bridge (Clinton County, Illinois)
Rated 86% with 2 votes
Derelict through truss bridge over Kaskaskia River on a alignment of Pelican Road
Derelict but can easily be accessed from Pelican Road
Built early 1900s
Cermak Road Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Rated 86% with 2 votes
Bascule bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Cermak Road in Chicago
Open to traffic
Built 1906; rehabilitated 1997
"Eight Track" Bascule Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Rated 86% with 8 votes
Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Sanitary & Ship Canal on Chicago & Northern Pacific
Open to traffic
Built 1909
12th Street Bridge (Unbuilt) (Cook County, Illinois)
Rated 86% with 2 votes
Through truss bridge over Chicago River on 12th Street (Now Roosevelt Road)
Never built
Flensburg Bridge (Effingham County, Illinois)
Rated 86% with 12 votes
Bowstring through truss bridge over Little Wabash River on TR 299
Abandoned
Built 1882
KJRY - Spoon River Bridge (Fulton County, Illinois)
Rated 86% with 4 votes
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Spoon River on Peoria & Western Railway
Collapsed under the weight of a train
Built 1890; collapsed Sept. 16, 2013; replaced with deck girder spans and reopened May 21, 2014
Georgtown Road Bridge (Jo Daviess County, Illinois)
Rated 86% with 2 votes
Three-span pony truss bridge over Apple River on West Georgtown Road, .3 mi. northwest of Elizabeth
Destroyed by flooding on July 23/24, 2010
Built ca. 1890
Court Creek Bridge (Knox County, Illinois)
Rated 86% with 2 votes
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Court Creek on Old Wagon Road
Derelict/abandoned
Matthiessen Park Bridge (LaSalle County, Illinois)
Rated 86% with 4 votes
Open-spandrel arch bridge over Lake Falls on Pedestrian Walkway
Open to pedestrians
IC - 3rd Street Overpass (Lee County, Illinois)
Rated 86% with 3 votes
Stone arch bridge over 3rd Street on the abandoned Illinois Central Railroad in Dixon
Railroad line abandoned, but open to vehicular traffic below
Built 1851
Rainbow Bridge (McLean County, Illinois)
Rated 86% with 8 votes
Bowstring through truss bridge over Mackinaw River on abandoned section of Green Street
Abandoned
Built in 1868 by the King Bridge Company; abandoned in the 1960s
CSX - Loghni Road Overpass (Madison County, Illinois)
Rated 86% with 3 votes
Concrete bridge over Longhi Road on CSX Transportation east of Collinsville, IL
Open to railroad traffic BUT road is closed underneath this bridge
Rock Bridge (Randolph County, Illinois)
Rated 86% with 3 votes
Abandoned stone and brick arch bridge over Tributary to Mississippi River on Rock Bridge Road in Chester, SE of the courthouse
Still standing, but overgrown with weeds and suffering erosion
Moline High Bridge (Rock Island County, Illinois)
Rated 86% with 6 votes
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Rock River on US 150
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1904; Lost 1938
Bolivia Road Bridge (Sangamon County, Illinois)
Rated 86% with 14 votes
Through truss bridge over Sangamon River on Bolivia Road (TR 518)
Intact but closed to all traffic
Built 1901
Green Creek Bridge (Shelby County, Illinois)
Rated 86% with 3 votes
Wooden deck bridge over Green Creek on TR 385
Replaced by pipes
Built 1909
UP - IL-29 Bridge (Tazewell County, Illinois)
Rated 86% with 3 votes
Quadrangular Through truss bridge over IL 29 on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic
Built 1913
Happy Holler Road Bridge (Union County, Illinois)
Rated 86% with 3 votes
Wooden deck bridge over Crooked Creek on Happy Holler Road
Open to traffic
Mill Street Bridge (Vermilion County, Illinois)
Rated 86% with 12 votes
Abandoned concrete arch bridge over North Fork Vermilion River on Bridge Street in Danville
Abandoned
Built 1915, rehabilitated in 1921, closed to truck traffic in 1948, bypassed in 1950, closed to car and pedestrian traffic in 1960, approach spans demolished in 1965-66
Jones Crossing Bridge (Vermilion County, Illinois)
Rated 86% with 2 votes
Lost Timber stringer bridge over former Peoria and Eastern Railroad on Jones Street west of Danville
Demolished
Built 1948 by the township, demolished in October 1962
CNW - Clinton Bridge (East Channel) (Whiteside County, Illinois)
Rated 86% with 2 votes
McCallum through truss bridge over Cat Tail Slough on Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1865; Reconstructed 1868 & 1874; replaced by a new bridge in 1908
CSX - Joliet Lift Bridge (Will County, Illinois)
Rated 86% with 5 votes
Through truss lift bridge over Des Plaines River on CSX
Open to rail traffic
Built 1932 by the American Bridge Company
I-57 Cairo Bridge (Alexander County, Illinois)
Rated 85% with 2 votes
Steel through arch bridge carrying I-57 over the Mississippi River at Cairo
Open to four lanes of traffic
Built 1978
CN Cairo Bridge (Alexander County, Illinois)
Rated 85% with 2 votes
Through truss bridge over the Ohio River carrying the Canadian National Railway (former Illinois Central Railroad) in Cairo
Open to railroad traffic
Built 1949-52, replacing the original bridge
104th Ave Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Rated 85% with 2 votes
Through truss bridge over Cal Sag Channel on 104th Ave (Willow Springs Rd)
Open to traffic
Built 1964
Bloomingdale Trail - Milwaukee Avenue Overpass (Cook County, Illinois)
Rated 85% with 2 votes
Through Girder bridge over N. Milwaukee Avenue on Bloomingdale Line Trail
Open to pedestrians only
Built 1913
Shawneetown Bridge (Gallatin County, Illinois)
Rated 85% with 4 votes
Through truss bridge over the Ohio River on IL 13/KY 56 at Old Shawneetown
Open to traffic
Opened to traffic June 1, 1956
KCS - Piasa Creek Bridge (Jersey County, Illinois)
Rated 85% with 2 votes
Concrete Encased Stone Arch bridge over Piasa Creek on Kansas City Southern Railway
Open to traffic
Built 1881, Stabalized 1904 and 1911, Encased 1918
Old Route 66 Mazon River Bridge (Livingston County, Illinois)
Rated 85% with 3 votes
Concrete tee beam bridge over Mazon River on Old Rt 66 Nb/Fas 2
Open to traffic
Built 1954
UP Overpass (McHenry County, Illinois)
Rated 85% with 3 votes
Pony/through plate girder bridge over UPRR (former C&NW RR) on UPRR (Former C&NW)
Open to traffic
1910
Chester Bridge (Randolph County, Illinois)
Rated 85% with 2 votes
Through and deck truss bridge over the Mississippi River on MO 51/IL 150 at Chester
Open to two-lane traffic
Opened Aug. 23, 1942 as a toll bridge. Main span destroyed by severe thunderstorm July 29, 1944; reopened Aug. 24, 1946. Tolls removed Jan. 1, 1989.
Lincoln Park Bridge (Sangamon County, Illinois)
Rated 85% with 3 votes
Stone Arch bridge over Pond on Pedestrian Pathway
Open to pedestrians only
Built 1911
Glenwood Cemetery Bridge (Shelby County, Illinois)
Rated 85% with 2 votes
Wooden deck bridge over a gulley in Glenwood Cemetery
Concrete blocks in place at both ends. Foot traffic only.
Built 1919
Thompson Mill Covered Bridge 13-87-01 (Shelby County, Illinois)
Rated 85% with 6 votes
Covered bridge over Kaskaskia River north of Cowden
Open to pedestrians only
Built 1868 at a cost of $2,500
Coal Shaft Road Bridge (Vermilion County, Illinois)
Rated 85% with 2 votes
Lost Through truss bridge over Middle Fork Vermilion River on CR2130N
No longer exists
Built ca. 1890's
Jefferson Street Bridge (Will County, Illinois)
Rated 85% with 4 votes
Through truss bascule bridge over Des Plaines River on Eastbound US 30 in Joliet
Open to two-lane traffic
Built 1932-33 by the Mississippi Valley Structural Steel Co.; rehabilitated 1941
CN - Des Plaines River Bridge (Will County, Illinois)
Rated 85% with 2 votes
Through truss lift bridge over Des Plaines River/BNSF RR on EJ&E Ry in Crest Hill
Open to traffic
UP - Rockford Rail Crossing (Winnebago County, Illinois)
Rated 85% with 2 votes
Stone arch bridge over Future Park (Nee CB&Q) on Railroad (UP)
Open to traffic
Sugar Creek Chapel Bridge (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Rated 84% with 16 votes
Steel through arch bridge over Sugar Creek on 900N Road (CH 9), 3.25 mi. east of Milford
Closed to traffic in December 2012.
Built in 1895 by P.E. Lane using parts salvaged from the 1892 Chicago Worlds Fair
CN - Big Muddy River Bridge (Jackson County, Illinois)
Rated 84% with 2 votes
Three-span concrete arch bridge over Big Muddy River on ICRR (now Canadian National), between De Soto and Carbondale next to US 51
Still in use
Built 1902
CN - Posey Hollow Road Overpass (Jo Daviess County, Illinois)
Rated 84% with 2 votes
Arch bridge over Posey Hill Road on the ICRR, 3 mi. northeast of Galena
Open to traffic
Built 1853, deck refurbished 1926
CN - Fox River Bridge (South Elgin) (Kane County, Illinois)
Rated 84% with 4 votes
Warren deck truss bridge over Fox River on Canadian National RR (formerly Illinois Central RR)
Open to traffic
Built 1921
I-39 Illinois River Bridge (LaSalle County, Illinois)
Rated 84% with 2 votes
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
Wabash Cannon Ball Bridge (Lawrence County, Illinois)
Rated 84% with 19 votes
Through truss bridge over Wabash River on TR 257 northeast of St. Francisville
Open to one-lane traffic, with a tollbooth in St. Francisville
Built 1906 for the Big Four Railroad, later New York Central RR, abandoned in late 1960's - 70's, years later local farmer bought it and reopened it as a roadway bridge
DM&E Industrial Spur - IL72 Overpass (Ogle County, Illinois)
Rated 84% with 3 votes
Steel stringer bridge over IL72 on DM&E Railroad (formerly CGW)
Open
Built 1933
IAIS - "Happy Day" Bridge (Rock Island County, Illinois)
Rated 84% with 2 votes
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Former International Harvester Farmall Plant Entrance on Railroad
Filled in
Built 1926
Jenkins Ford Railroad Bridge (Vermilion County, Illinois)
Rated 84% with 5 votes
Lost Deck girder bridge over Vermilion River on former CMStP&P Railroad
Removed
Built ca. 1906 for the Chicago Southern Railway, removed in 1987
Grayville Railroad Bridge (White County, Illinois)
Rated 84% with 9 votes
Through truss bridge over Wabash River on former Illinois Central Railroad south of Grayville
Partially destroyed by flood
Built 1881, rehabilitated in 1972, abandoned in 1996, partially destroyed by flooding in 2005
Wheeler Ave Bridge (Winnebago County, Illinois)
Rated 84% with 4 votes
Abandoned through truss bridge over Turtle Creek on Wheeler Ave in S. Beloit
Abandoned
West Bureau Creek Bridge (Bureau County, Illinois)
Rated 83% with 2 votes
Restored bridge from CR-1400 East moved to this location
Open
Built 1931; rehabilitated 1982; moved in 2011
Ashland Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Rated 83% with 3 votes
Parker through truss bridge over Cal Sag Channel on Ashland Avenue in Calumet Park
Open to traffic
Built 1933; rehabilitated 1998
Cherry Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Rated 83% with 4 votes
Bridge over North Branch Canal on Cherry Avenue, former Chicago/Milwaukee/St. Paul Railroad
Open to traffic from trains and pedestrains
Built 1901
CNW - Kinzie Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Rated 83% with 6 votes
Warren through truss bridge over North Branch Chicago River on Union Pacific Railroad
Officially open to traffic; carries 1 UPRR "Hy-rail" truck annually
Built 1908; Rail line abandoned ca. 2001; Declared Chicago Landmark 2007
BNSF - Canal Street Lift Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Rated 83% with 4 votes
Pratt through truss bridge over South Branch of Chicago River on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic
Built 1915
Jugtown Road Bridge (Grundy County, Illinois)
Rated 83% with 4 votes
Through truss bridge over East Fork Mazon River on Jugtown Road (TR 172), 2.5 mi. west of Braceville
Intact but closed to all traffic
Built 1884
Bluff Canal Bridge CR480 (Jennifer Creek Area) (Hancock County, Illinois)
Rated 83% with 5 votes
Abandoned pony truss bridge over Bluff Canal on Abandoned Road S of CRN370
Derelict/abandoned
Branch Spring Creek Bridge (Henry County, Illinois)
Rated 83% with 4 votes
Slab bridge over Branch of Spring Creek on E 1800th St 3.9 Mi WSW of Atkinson
Open to traffic
Built 1928
Long Grove Covered Bridge (Lake County, Illinois)
Rated 83% with 2 votes
Truss bridge over Buffalo Creek on Robert Parker Coffin Road in Long Grove
Open to traffic
Built 1925; rehabilitated 1981
Hilliard Bridge (LaSalle County, Illinois)
Rated 83% with 3 votes
Lost through truss bridge over Illinois River on IL 23/IL 71 at Ottawa
Replaced by new bridge
Built 1932, replaced 1982
CSX - Lockman Road Overpass (Madison County, Illinois)
Rated 83% with 3 votes
Slab bridge over Lockman Road on CSX Transportation east of Collinsville, IL
Open to traffic above and below
Maple Hollow Bridge (Randolph County, Illinois)
Rated 83% with 3 votes
Abandoned stone arch bridge over Maple Hollow on Bluff Road
Abandoned with only one span remaining
Sugar Creek Covered Bridge 13-84-02 (Sangamon County, Illinois)
Rated 83% with 4 votes
Covered bridge over Sugar Creek at Covered Bridge Road southeast of Chatham in Chatham
Open to pedestrians only
Built 1880 by Thomas Black; rehabilitated 1965
Mackinaw River Schmidgall Rd Bridge (Tazewell County, Illinois)
Rated 83% with 3 votes
Through truss bridge over Mackinaw River on Schmidgall Rd E of Mackinaw
Bridge looks intact and used, but road closed to public traffic.
College Street Bridge (Vermilion County, Illinois)
Rated 83% with 5 votes
Lost Deck truss bridge over Vermilion River on College Street in Danville
Demolished
Built 1904, closed to traffic on August 20, 1947, demolished in 1958
North Bottom Road Rock Creek Bridge (Adams County, Illinois)
Rated 82% with 2 votes
Pratt through truss bridge on Bottom Road (603rd Lane)
Open to traffic (on private property)
CGW - Concrete Bridge (De Kalb County, Illinois)
Rated 82% with 5 votes
Abandoned slab bridge over Intermittent Stream on Abandoned Chicago Great Western Ry
Derelict/abandoned
KBSR - Iroquois Junction Bridge (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Rated 82% with 3 votes
Railroad bridge over U.S. 52 on Kankakee, Beaverville and Southern Railroad south of Donovan
Open to traffic
Built 1934 for the double-tracked Milwaukee Road Railroad
Abandoned CNW - Fox River Bridge (Kane County, Illinois)
Rated 82% with 5 votes
Abandoned lattice through truss bridge over Fox River in Carpentersville on C&NW RR
Abandoned
Built 1879
DM&E IL2 Bridge (Ogle County, Illinois)
Rated 82% with 3 votes
Steel stringer bridge over IL 2 (E Blackhawk Dr) on Dakota Minn Eastern RR (former Soo Line Railroad)
Open to traffic
Built 1935
Hog Chute Bridge (Piatt County, Illinois)
Rated 82% with 2 votes
Lost Through truss bridge over Sangamon River on County Road 320 E
Replaced by new bridge 1991
Vermilion River Interurban Bridge (Vermilion County, Illinois)
Rated 82% with 3 votes
Lost Deck truss bridge over Vermilion River on former Illinois Traction System in Danville
Demolished
Built 1906, closed to traffic April 8, 1946, abandoned October 16, 1946, demolished in 1947
CN - Cairo Flood Gate (Alexander County, Illinois)
Rated 81% with 2 votes
Flood gate and tunnel on US 51 at the north end of Cairo
Open to rail traffic above and highway traffic below
Built on the plan of Gatum Dam on the Panama Canal and cost a little more than $11,000 dollars.
Beardstown Bridge (Cass County, Illinois)
Rated 81% with 5 votes
Through truss bridge over the Illinois River on US 67/IL 100 at Beardstown
Open to traffic. Weight restriction of 15 tons due to issues.
Built 1955; rehabilitated 1973
Reynolds Drive Bridge (Coles County, Illinois)
Rated 81% with 3 votes
Timber stringer bridge over EI RR on Reynolds Drive in Charleston
Open to traffic
Built 1909
Animal Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Rated 81% with 2 votes
Arch bridge over Jackson Park Lagoon on Lake Shore Drive/Coast Guard Drive (US 41) in Chicago
Open to traffic
Built 1904, rebuilt and widened 2003
CSX - Jefferson Street Overpass (Cumberland County, Illinois)
Rated 81% with 3 votes
Slab bridge over Jefferson Street on CSX Transportation in Greenup
Open to traffic
Built ca. 1900
Great Western Trail - Drainage Culvert (De Kalb County, Illinois)
Rated 81% with 6 votes
Stone arch bridge over Intermittent Stream on Great Western Bike Trail (former CGW Ry)
Open to pedestrians only
Fulfer Creek Bridge (Effingham County, Illinois)
Rated 81% with 2 votes
Pony truss bridge over Fulfer Creek on TR 34A, 1.25 mi. southwest of Gilmore
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1909,replaced 2013
BNSF - Media Trestle (Henderson County, Illinois)
Rated 81% with 3 votes
Deck plate girder bridge over Ellison Creek & CR1000N on BNSF RR
Open
Built 1910, To Be Replaced 2017
UP - US41 Overpass (Lake County, Illinois)
Rated 81% with 2 votes
Pony/through plate girder bridge over US 41 (Skokie Hy) on UPRR (Former C&NW)
Open to traffic
Built 1937
Matthiessen Park Bridge (LaSalle County, Illinois)
Rated 81% with 2 votes
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Deer Creek Gorge on Park Trail
Open to traffic
BP&J - Rooks Creek Bridge (Livingston County, Illinois)
Rated 81% with 8 votes
Abandoned closed-spandrel arch bridge over Rooks Creek
Abandoned
Built 1909
Old Dam Road Bridge (Vermilion County, Illinois)
Rated 81% with 3 votes
Abandoned concrete arch bridge over Little Vermilion River on Old Dam Road (Old IL 1) south of Georgetown
Abandoned
Built 1917, bypassed in 1992
IR - Rock River Bridge (Winnebago County, Illinois)
Rated 81% with 2 votes
Through truss bridge over Rock River on former Illinois Railway
Open to pedestrians only
Built 1914 and 1918; Converted to Trail Use 2016
Cairo Mississippi River Bridge (Alexander County, Illinois)
Rated 80% with 18 votes
Cantilevered through truss bridge over the Mississippi River on U. S. Highway 60 / 62 between Birds Point, MO, and Cairo, IL
Open to traffic
Built 1929; tolls removed 1954; rehabilitated 1983, 2005, 2011, and 2015
BNSF - IL40 Overpass (Carroll County, Illinois)
Rated 80% with 2 votes
Steel stringer bridge over IL40 on BNSF Ry (former Chicago, Burlingtom & Quincy)
Open to traffic
"Polly "L"" Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Rated 80% with 4 votes
Camelback through truss bridge over UP RR (formerly C&NW RR) on an Abandoned Metropolitan West Side Elevated Railroad line
Abandoned
Built 1898 for Metropolitan West Side Elevated; route abandoned 1964
Aulwurm Drive Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Rated 80% with 2 votes
Abandoned warren pony truss bridge over Little Calumet River on Aulwurm Drive
Derelict/abandoned
Robert McClory Bike Path - US41 Overpass (Lake County, Illinois)
Rated 80% with 2 votes
Pony/through plate girder bridge over US 41 (Skokie Hwy) on Skokie Valley Bike Path (former North Shore RR)
Open to pedestrians
Built 1936
Utica Bridge (LaSalle County, Illinois)
Rated 80% with 2 votes
Cantilevered through truss bridge over the Illinois River on IL 178 near Utica in La Salle
Open to two-lane traffic
Built 1962
Ed Hand Highway Bridge (LaSalle County, Illinois)
Rated 80% with 2 votes
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
IR - Illinois River Bridge (Ottawa) (LaSalle County, Illinois)
Rated 80% with 2 votes
Through truss bridge over Illinois River on Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad in Ottawa

Built 1898; Lift span added ca. 1932
Franklin Grove (Lincoln Highway) Recreational Trail Bridge (Lee County, Illinois)
Rated 80% with 2 votes
Pratt pony truss bridge on Recreational Trail
Under construction
Built 1915; Relocated from Schlipp Road in 2006
Hurricane Creek Bridge (Montgomery County, Illinois)
Rated 80% with 2 votes
Pony truss bridge over Hurricane Creek on Hooter Trail, 7.2 mi. southeast of Witt
Open to traffic
Chinquapin Rd. Bridge (Sangamon County, Illinois)
Rated 80% with 3 votes
Abandoned Camelback through truss bridge on Chinquapin Rd.( IL rt 24)
Derelict/abandoned
Jenkins Ford Crossing Bridge (Vermilion County, Illinois)
Rated 80% with 3 votes
Lost Through truss bridge over Vermilion River on E 1100N Road
Demolished
Built 1893 by John Beard, closed to traffic on August 27, 1959, demolished in 1964
Wabash Memorial Bridge (White County, Illinois)
Rated 80% with 2 votes
Steel arch bridge over Wabash River connecting IN 62 and IL 141 between the towns of Mt. Vernon, IN and New Haven, IL.
Open to traffic
Built 1956
Hennepin Canal Lock 21 lift Bridge (Bureau County, Illinois)
Rated 79% with 4 votes
Vertical lift bridge over Hennepin Canal on Park Access Road
Open to traffic
Built 1904; rehabilitated 1976
Batavia Clark Island Stone Bridge (Kane County, Illinois)
Rated 79% with 3 votes
Arch bridge over Fox River on Bike Trail
Open to pedestrians
1930's WPA project
Old Route 71 Bridge (LaSalle County, Illinois)
Rated 79% with 3 votes
Abandoned slab bridge over drainage ditch on abandoned alignment of IL 71
Abandoned
Wilbern Road Bridge (Marshall County, Illinois)
Rated 79% with 2 votes
lost Pony truss bridge over Crow Creek on Wilbern Rd
replaced by new bridge and carelessly left in a pile.
Built 1932, lost 2015
BNSF - Pine Creek Bridge (Ogle County, Illinois)
Rated 79% with 2 votes
Stone arch bridge over Pine Creek on BNSF (former CB&Q)
Open to traffic
Built 1894
DM&E Industrial Spur - Marrill Road Overpass (Ogle County, Illinois)
Rated 79% with 3 votes
Steel stringer bridge over Marrill Rd on DM&E Railroad (formerly CGW)
Open to traffic
Built 1941
Buffalo Creek Bridge (Ogle County, Illinois)
Rated 79% with 2 votes
Concrete pony/through girder bridge over Buffalo Creek on Buffalo Road
Open to traffic
Built 1940
BNSF/CN - Clinton Street Overpass (Will County, Illinois)
Rated 79% with 2 votes
Bridge over Clinton Street on BNSF/CNRR (former Illinois Central)
Open to traffic
Adams County Fairgrounds Pony Bridge (Adams County, Illinois)
Rated 78% with 3 votes
Pony truss bridge over a branch of Honey Creek at Adams County Fairgrounds
Open to pedestrians only
Originally located over Frazier Creek on CR 1800N/CR 725E; later relocated to fairgrounds
Savanna-Sabula Bridge (Carroll County, Illinois)
Rated 78% with 11 votes
Continuous through truss bridge over the Mississippi River on US 52/IL 64/IA 64 at Savanna
Open to traffic
Built 1932; rehabilitated 1985; Scheduled for replacement beginning 2015
Pearl Street Bridge (De Kalb County, Illinois)
Rated 78% with 5 votes
Bridge over South Branch of the Kiswaukee River on Pearl Street
Open to traffic
Built 1949
Seville Bridge (Fulton County, Illinois)
Rated 78% with 5 votes
Abandoned parker through truss bridge over Spoon River on E Seville Road
Abandoned with deck missing
Built 1917. One of the nine bridges submitted to NRHP in "Metal Highway Bridges of Fulton County Thematic Resources".
Wolfe Bridge 13-48-01 #2 (Knox County, Illinois)
Rated 78% with 2 votes
Howe through truss bridge over Spoon river on county road 17
rebuilt in 1999
Built 1848; Cover added 1874; Destroyed by fire in 1994; rebuilt in 1999.
UP - Windy Hill Road Overpass (Macoupin County, Illinois)
Rated 78% with 3 votes
Lattice deck truss bridge over Windy Hill Road on former C&NW Railroad
Open to traffic
Built 1891
KCS - Twin Culvert (S) (Pike County, Illinois)
Rated 78% with 4 votes
Stone arch Bridge over Old Pearl Road on Kansas City Southern Railway
Open to traffic
Built 1889 during a grade reduction
26th Street Bridge (St. Clair County, Illinois)
Rated 78% with 2 votes
2 span through truss bridge over Southern Rr on 26th St in East Saint Louis
Open to traffic
Built 1936; rehabilitated 1988
Eppleyanna Road Bridge (Stephenson County, Illinois)
Rated 78% with 4 votes
Through truss bridge over Rock Run Creek on E. Eppleyanna Road, 1.5 mi. west of Davis
Open to traffic
Built 1896
Conrail - Possum Trot Bridge (Vermilion County, Illinois)
Rated 78% with 7 votes
Abandoned Deck girder bridge over Middle Fork Vermilion River on former Conrail Railroad west of Danville
Abandoned
Built 1921 for the Peoria and Eastern Railroad, abandoned ca. 1990's
CSX - Stony Creek Bridge (Vermilion County, Illinois)
Rated 78% with 2 votes
Concrete arch bridge over Stony Creek on CSX Transportation in Danville
Open to traffic
Built ca. 1906 for the Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad
BNSF - US30 Overprass (Whiteside County, Illinois)
Rated 78% with 2 votes
Deck Plate Girder Bridge over US-30 on BNSF Railroad
Open to traffic
Built 1920
UP - US-30 Overpass (Whiteside County, Illinois)
Rated 78% with 2 votes
Pony plate girder bridge over US-30 (Lincoln Rd) on Union Pacific Railroad (former C&NW)
Open to traffic
Built 1957
West Division Street Bridge (Will County, Illinois)
Rated 78% with 3 votes
Parker through truss bridge over Des Plaines River on West Division Street
Closed to all traffic
Built 1899 Closed 1993
Bluff Canal Bridge (Adams County, Illinois)
Rated 77% with 4 votes
Abandoned pony truss bridge over Bluff Canal on Abandoned Road
Derelict/abandoned
Unknown
UP - Kankakee River Bridge (Momence, North Channel) (Kankakee County, Illinois)
Rated 77% with 3 votes
Deck girder bridge over Kankakee River on Union Pacific Railroad

Amtrak/BNSF Overpass (Knox County, Illinois)
Rated 77% with 2 votes
Steel stringer bridge over BNSF on BNSF/Amtrak
Open to traffic
Built 1887
Seneca Bridge (LaSalle County, Illinois)
Rated 77% with 6 votes
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)
Lake Fork Bridge (Montgomery County, Illinois)
Rated 77% with 2 votes
Pony truss bridge over Lake Fork Shoal Creek on TR 150, 3.0 mi. west of Panama
Open to traffic
DM&E Industrial Spur - Rock River Bridge (Byron) (Ogle County, Illinois)
Rated 77% with 3 votes
Deck plate girder bridge over Rock River on DM&E RR (former CGW)
Open to traffic
Original Great Western Railroad bridge. Now Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern.
Yellow Creek Foot Bridge (Stephenson County, Illinois)
Rated 77% with 3 votes
Bridge over Yellow Creek on Pedestrian Trail (old CH17 alignment??)

Denmark Ford Bridge (Vermilion County, Illinois)
Rated 77% with 2 votes
Lost Through truss bridge over North Fork Vermilion River (now Lake Vermilion) on Denmark Road in Danville
Replaced by new bridge
Built 1895, replaced in 1925
UP - Main Street Overpass (Winnebago County, Illinois)
Rated 77% with 3 votes
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Main St (IL2) on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic
Built 1896, Through Girders added 1903
Chicago & Alton Railroad Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Rated 76% with 4 votes
Moveable warren through truss with no verticals bridge over Bubbly Creek (South Fork of South Branch of Chicago River) on Chicago & Alton Railroad
Open to traffic
Built 1906
CN - Chicago Avenue Overpass (Cook County, Illinois)
Rated 76% with 2 votes
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Chicago Ave on Canadian National RR (former Soo Line RR)
Open to traffic
Chesterville Bridge (Douglas County, Illinois)
Rated 76% with 5 votes
Lost through truss bridge over Kaskaskia River on TR 151, east of Chesterville
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1895
CP - IL47/72/20 Overpass (Kane County, Illinois)
Rated 76% with 2 votes
Girder bridge over US20,Il-47 & Il-72 near Starks on CPRR (former Milwaukee RR)

Built 1935
TR 92 Overpass (Lawrence County, Illinois)
Rated 76% with 2 votes
Three-span pony truss bridge over the old B&O Railroad on TR 92, 0.5 mi. west of Bridgeport
Open to traffic
Built ca. 1920
Bear Creek Bridge (Macoupin County, Illinois)
Rated 76% with 2 votes
Pony truss bridge over Bear Creek on Lenox Rd, 5.0 mi. northwest of Carlinville
Open to traffic
CNW/BNSF Overpass (Macoupin County, Illinois)
Rated 76% with 2 votes
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over BNSF Ry on Abandoned C&NW rail line
Derelict/abandoned
Scott W. Lucas Bridge (Mason County, Illinois)
Rated 76% with 3 votes
Cantilevered through truss bridge over the Illinois River on US 136/IL 78/IL 97 at Havana
Open to two-lane traffic
Built 1936; rehabilitated 1998
Glenwood Cemetery Footbridge (Shelby County, Illinois)
Rated 76% with 2 votes
Steel arch bridge over Gulley in Glenwood Cemetery
Open to pedestrians
Built 1919
UP - US52 Overpass (Will County, Illinois)
Rated 76% with 2 votes
Girder bridge over US52 / IL53/Chicago ST (Old Rte 66) on UPRR (former ICG)
Open to traffic
Built 1937
Schuyler Bridge (Christian County, Illinois)
Rated 75% with 6 votes
Concrete arch bridge over Kitchell Park Pond on pedestrian trail in Pana
Open to pedestrians
Built 1910
Little Wabash River Bridge (Clay County, Illinois)
Rated 75% with 8 votes
Parker through truss bridge over Little Wabash River on Old US 50
Closed to all Traffic
Built 1923
O'Hare Aircraft Overpass (Cook County, Illinois)
Rated 75% with 2 votes
Bridge over I-190 on Runway
Open to airplane traffic
Built 1966
Oak Street Bridge (De Kalb County, Illinois)
Rated 75% with 3 votes
Concrete rigid-frame bridge over Little Rock Creek on Oak Street in Hinckley
Open to traffic
Built 1956
Cemetery Road Bridge (De Witt County, Illinois)
Rated 75% with 4 votes
Pony truss bridge over Ten Mile Creek on Cemetery Road
Closed to all traffic
La Harpe Creek Bridge (Hancock County, Illinois)
Rated 75% with 7 votes
Lost pony truss bridge over La Harpe Creek on E CR1950, 2.5 mi. west of Fountain Green
Collapsed by an overweight truck.
Built 1901; Collapsed September 27, 2012
CGW - Winston Tunnel (Jo Daviess County, Illinois)
Rated 75% with 7 votes
Abandoned tunnel on former Chicago-Great Western Railway
Abandoned
Built for the Minnesota and Northwestern Railroad in 1888, was the longest rail tunnel in Illinois
UP - Highland Avenue Bridge (Kane County, Illinois)
Rated 75% with 4 votes
Girder bridge over US 20B (Highland Ave) in Elgin on UPRR (formerly Chicago & North Western RR)
Open to traffic
Built 1893
WSOR - Nippersink/Pistakee Lake Channel Bridge (Lake County, Illinois)
Rated 75% with 3 votes
Deck plate girder swing bridge over Nippersink/Pistakee Lake Main Channel on Wisconsin & Southern RR (former Milwaukee Road) in Fox Lake
Open to traffic
Unnamed bridge over moon creek tributary (Livingston County, Illinois)
Rated 75% with 2 votes
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over moon creek tributary
Interesting little arch structure has clearly seen better days.
Lost Bridge Trail - South Fork Sangamon River Bridge (Sangamon County, Illinois)
Rated 75% with 3 votes
Through truss bridge over South Fork Sangamon River on Lost Bridge Trail, former B&O Railroad; located alongside IL 29 east of Springfield
Open to pedestrians
UP - Middle Fork Vermilion River Bridge (Vermilion County, Illinois)
Rated 75% with 2 votes
Deck girder bridge over Middle Fork Vermilion River on Union Pacific Railroad west of Armstrong
Open to traffic
Built ca. 1901
Bilyeu's Crossing Bridge (Bond County, Illinois)
Rated 74% with 3 votes
Lost through truss bridge over Shoal Creek on Bilyeu Road/Zobrist Avenue
No longer exists
St. Charles Air Line Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Rated 74% with 7 votes
Railroad bascule bridge over the Chicago River near downtown Chicago
Open to traffic
Built in 1919, original length was 260 ft. -- later shortened to 220 ft. in 1930
Washington Street Bridge (Old) (Kendall County, Illinois)
Rated 74% with 2 votes
Deck plate girder bridge over Fox River on Fox River Bike Trail
Open to pedestrians only
Built 1937
AE&FRE - Culvert (Kendall County, Illinois)
Rated 74% with 4 votes
Slab bridge over Unnamed Stream on abandoned Aurora, Elgin & Fox River Electric Line
Open to pedestrians
Built 1899
CN - Sugar Creek Bridge (Logan County, Illinois)
Rated 74% with 3 votes
Deck plate girder bridge over Sugar Creek on CNRR (former ICG RR)
Open to traffic
DM&E - Kilbuck Creek Bridge (Ogle County, Illinois)
Rated 74% with 2 votes
Deck plate girder bridge over Kilbuck Creek on Dakota Minn & Eastern RR (former Soo Line Railroad)
Open to traffic
Built 1927
UP - Rock River Bridge (Winnebago County, Illinois)
Rated 74% with 4 votes
Warren deck truss bridge over Rock River on Union Pacific Railroad in Rockford
Open to traffic
Built 1896
DM&E - Prairie Hill Road Overpass. (Winnebago County, Illinois)
Rated 74% with 2 votes
Deck girder bridge
Open to traffic
Hennepin Bridge (Bureau County, Illinois)
Rated 73% with 5 votes
Lost through truss bridge over Illinois River on Old IL 26 in Hennepin
Removed but not replaced
Bypassed 1969 with the I-180 Bridge, removed after 2000
Big Muddy Creek Bridge (Clay County, Illinois)
Rated 73% with 6 votes
Through truss bridge over Big Muddy Creek on Fr-2114 (Old US 50)
Closed to all traffic
Built 1923
Jackson Park Lagoon Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Rated 73% with 3 votes
Stringer bridge over Jackson Park Lagoon on S. Lake Shore Drive (US 41) and Lakefront Trail in Chicago
Open to traffic
Built 1895; rehabilitated 1995; north approach span added 2004
Fox River Trail - Mill Creek Bridge (Kane County, Illinois)
Rated 73% with 2 votes
Pony truss bridge over Mill Creek on Fox River Trail (former C&NW Ry)
Open to pedestrians only
Built 1883
IR - Fox River Bridge (LaSalle County, Illinois)
Rated 73% with 2 votes
Pratt deck truss bridge over Fox River on Illinois Railway West of Sheridan
Open to traffic
Florence Bridge (Pike County, Illinois)
Rated 73% with 2 votes
Vertical-lift through truss bridge over the Illinois River on IL 100/IL 106 (Old US 36) in Florence
Open to traffic with temporary weight restriction
Built 1929; rehabilitated 1981; closed June 28, 2012, Weight limit reduced in the last month due to structural issues
Sylvan Island Bridge (Rock Island County, Illinois)
Rated 73% with 5 votes
Pratt through truss bridge over Sylvan Slough on 2nd Street
Intact but closed to all traffic
Built 1901; Bearing plate repaired 1945, Timber deck replaced by concrete 1953; Floor system repaired 1964; Closed 1969; Converted to pedestrian usage in 1995; Closed 2013
Van Buren Avenue Bridge (Stephenson County, Illinois)
Rated 73% with 3 votes
Through truss bridge over Pecatonica River on N. Van Buren Avenue in Freeport
Open to pedestrians only
Built 1885 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.
UP - 4200N Road Overpass (Vermilion County, Illinois)
Rated 73% with 2 votes
Steel stringer bridge over 4200N Road on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic
Bluff Canal Bridge CR500 Petit Creek (Hancock County, Illinois)
Rated 72% with 5 votes
Abandoned pony truss bridge over Bluff Canal on Abandoned Road btwn CR150 & 250
Derelict/abandoned
CN - East Fork Galena River Bridge #9 (Jo Daviess County, Illinois)
Rated 72% with 2 votes
Through truss bridge over E Fork Galena River on CNRR (former ICRR) just S of Buckhill Rd grade crossing
Open to traffic
Built 1922
North Avenue Bridge (Kane County, Illinois)
Rated 72% with 3 votes
Concrete bridge over Fox River on North Avenue in Aurora
Open to traffic
Built 1926; rehabilitated 1974. Major reconstruction in 2002
Fox River Trail- Intermittent Creek Bridge (Kane County, Illinois)
Rated 72% with 3 votes
Former Steel stringer bridge over intermitent creek
Open to pedestrians only
Rails removed in the 1980s
Skunk Hollow Road Bridge (Logan County, Illinois)
Rated 72% with 4 votes
Through truss bridge over Kickapoo Creek on Skunk Hollow Road
Open to traffic
Built 1904
Fox River Trail - LaFox River Drive Overpass (McHenry County, Illinois)
Rated 72% with 2 votes
Pony/through plate girder bridge over LaFox River Drive on Fox River Bike Trail
Open to pedestrians
Built 1929
New Canal Bridge (Madison County, Illinois)
Rated 72% with 6 votes
Pair of cantilevered through truss bridges over Chain of Rocks Canal on I-270 in Granite City
Replaced by a new bridge
Built ca. 1963
Henry Bridge (Marshall County, Illinois)
Rated 72% with 2 votes
Six-span through truss bridge over the Illinois River on IL 18 at Henry
Open to two-lane traffic
Built 1934; rehabilitated 1988
Franklin Street Bridge (Peoria County, Illinois)
Rated 72% with 6 votes
Lost Bascule and through truss bridge over Illinois River on Franklin Street in Peoria
Replaced by new bridge
Built 1913, replaced by the Bob Michael Bridge in 1993
Ellis Railroad Bridge (Vermilion County, Illinois)
Rated 72% with 2 votes
Timber stringer bridge over a branch of Bluegrass Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic
Fairchild Street Conrail Overpass (Vermilion County, Illinois)
Rated 72% with 3 votes
Abandoned Deck girder bridge over Fairchild Street on former Conrail Railroad in Danville
Abandoned
Built 1905 for the Big Four Railroad
Drainage Ditch Bridge (Ford County, Illinois)
Rated 71% with 4 votes
Abandoned pony truss bridge over drainage ditch on former farm access road
Abandoned, but intact
Built ca. 1900
Old Water Street Bridge (LaSalle County, Illinois)
Rated 71% with 2 votes
Abandoned bridge over Indian Creek
Abandoned
Built 1906
UP/Metra - Fox River Bridge (McHenry County, Illinois)
Rated 71% with 3 votes
Deck truss bridge over Fox River on UPRR (Former C&NW) between Cary & Fox River Grove
Open to traffic
Built 1927
LaMoine River Spring Creek Rd Bridge (Schuyler County, Illinois)
Rated 71% with 3 votes
Abandoned through truss bridge over LaMoine River on Abandoned alignment of Spring Creek Rd
Derelict/abandoned
Danville Sanitary District Bridge (Vermilion County, Illinois)
Rated 71% with 2 votes
Through truss bridge over Vermilion River on former Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad south of Danville
Open to traffic as an acess roadway bridge
C&EI - Collison Trestle (Vermilion County, Illinois)
Rated 71% with 2 votes
Abandoned Deck truss bridge over Middle Fork Vermilion River on former Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad northwest of Collison
Abandoned
Built ca. 1894, abandoned ca. 1990s?
River Street Bridge (Winnebago County, Illinois)
Rated 71% with 2 votes
Pony truss bridge over South Kinnikinnick Creek on River Street in Roscoe
Refurbished. Being used for pedestrian traffic only
Built 1898
DM&E - Rock River Bridge (Rockton) (Winnebago County, Illinois)
Rated 71% with 5 votes
Pony truss bridge over Rock River on Canadian Pacific Railway
Open to traffic
Built 1906