Kistler Hill Bridge
View to the north. Pond left over from mining operation
Photo taken by R.V. Hageman in February 2017
BH Photo #379715
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.
- Abandoned bridge
- Vermilion County, Illinois
- Part of Illinois Route #10 between Danville and Urbana
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)
- Quadrangle map:
- Danville SW
- Inventory number
- BH 75764 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- February 22, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Brick railing"
- February 22, 2017: Added by R.V. Hageman
- R.V. Hageman - rvhjr1945 [at] gmail [dot] com