1 vote

Drury Toll Road Fourth Slough Bridge


Photo taken by Oscar Grossheim. Image provided by Musser Public Library

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BH Photo #239202



Through truss bridge over Fourth Slough on
Rock Island County, Illinois
Replaced by a new bridge
- Groton Bridge Co. of Groton, New York
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.41068, -91.01977   (decimal degrees)
41°24'38" N, 91°01'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/665506/4586240 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 52420 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Groton Bridge Co. (94)
Illinois (4,688)
Lost (25,021)
Pratt through truss (5,431)
Pratt truss (9,353)
Replaced by new bridge (16,810)
Rock Island County, Illinois (71)
Through truss (15,201)
Truss (32,992)

Update Log 

  • April 24, 2020: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • April 23, 2020: Updated by Luke: Mystery solved
  • September 12, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • May 10, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Mystery"
  • May 9, 2012: Added by Luke Harden



Drury Toll Road Bridge
Posted April 23, 2020, by Luke
Mystery Bridge
Posted June 12, 2012, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Indeed Luke...It appears likely that this is a long lost piece of history.

Mystery Bridge
Posted June 12, 2012, by Luke Harden (lmharden [at] iastate [dot] edu)

Thanks guys. Too bad the prospects of this bridge still existing, much less identifying its exact location, are rather slim.

Mystery Bridge
Posted June 12, 2012, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Looks like a slam dunk on identifying the builder here.

Mystery Bridge
Posted June 12, 2012, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The plaque shape, combined with the pedimented struts suggest the bridge is a Groton Bridge Company of Groton, New York bridge. This is interesting because I am not aware that they built many bridges this far away from their home town. Bridge with similar details: http://www.historicbridges.org/newyork/centervillage/