Romeo Road Bridge
Photo taken 1988 by Martin Stupich for the Historic American Engineering Record
BH Photo #102657
Of the original fifteen bridges built across the Sanitary and Ship Canal, only seven survive; the Romeo Road Bridge is the oldest of the highway swing spans constructed by the Sanitary District of Chicago.
-- Historic American Engineering Record
- Relocated through truss swing bridge over marsh on Centennial Trail.
- Will County, Illinois
- Open to Pedestrians
- Built 1899 on romeo road across Chicago S&S Canal; closed to traffic 1992; relocated in 1998 to neighboring trail.
- Swing Warren through truss
Length of largest span: 205.3 ft.
Total length: 305.7 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.0 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +41.64241, -88.06335 (decimal degrees)
41°38'33" N, 88°03'48" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/411443/4610620 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory numbers
- IL 099-9902 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15753 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- May 9, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
- February 23, 2020: New photos from Roger Deschner
- December 10, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
- October 18, 2011: New Street View added by James McCray
- October 17, 2011: Updated by J.P.: bridge is not lost, but has been placed on trail about 200 yards from original location.
- April 2, 2005: Posted new photos
- J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
- James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
- Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
- Douglas Butler
- HAER IL-41 - Romeo Road, Sanitary & Ship Canal Bridge, Spanning Sanitary & Ship Canal, Romeoville, Will County, IL
- Roger Deschner - rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com
- Geoff Hubbs