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Kistler Hill Bridge

Photos 

View to the north. Pond left over from mining operation

Photo taken by R.V. Hageman in February 2017

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BH Photo #379715

Map 

Description 

This route was originally laid out as a trail by the state of Illinois between Danville and Urbana. It was part of the old eighth judicial circuit traveled by Lincoln and the other attorneys that traveled the circuit twice a year. At that time the river crossing was a ford near this location. This area was mined extensively and the Middle Fork had its course altered. The old trail became Illinois Route #10 between Urbana and Danville. I am not sure if the bridge was over the river or a former course of the river or a tributary or overflow from one of the mine ponds went underneath it.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned bridge
Location
Vermilion County, Illinois
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Part of Illinois Route #10 between Danville and Urbana
Design
Slab
Dimensions
Total length: 30.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.11134, -87.71719   (decimal degrees)
40°06'41" N, 87°43'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/438879/4440361 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 75764 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,025)
Brick railing (7)
Illinois (3,842)
Owned privately (1,286)
Slab (1,530)
Total length 25-50 feet (9,861)
Vermilion County, Illinois (114)

Update Log 

  • February 22, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Brick railing"
  • February 22, 2017: Added by R.V. Hageman

Sources 

  • R.V. Hageman - rvhjr1945 [at] gmail [dot] com