Steve Conro

About Me 

Email: sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com
Website: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1085771067

Amateur bridge fan & enjoy photography so this site is the perfect mix. Don't know a lot of the technical jargon but I'm learning.

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CP - Rock River Bridges (Byron) (Ogle County, Illinois)

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DME Rock River Main

CP - Rock River Bridges (Byron) (Ogle County, Illinois)
3 pictured "stitched" composite of entire bridge

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Long Grove “Covered” Bridge (Lake County, Illinois)

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Old Chain of Rocks Bridge (St. Louis, Missouri)

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Island Park South Bridge (Kane County, Illinois)
BH41897 Fox River UPRR Bridge in background

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CN - East Fork Galena River Bridge #9 (Jo Daviess County, Illinois)

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CN - East Fork Galena River Bridge #6 (Jo Daviess County, Illinois)
Kelly Road Bridge beneath

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IAIS - Aux Sable Creek Bridge (Grundy County, Illinois)
Got lucky and caught an eastbound freight on bridge

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Toledo, Peoria & Warsaw Stone Arch

KJRY - Rock Creek Bridge (Hancock County, Illinois)

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Walden-Bluffs Edge Bridge (Lake County, Illinois)

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Recent Updates 

CSX - Spelter Avenue Overpass (Vermilion County, Illinois)
Slab bridge over Spelter Avenue on CSX Railroad
January 16, 2021: New Street View added
Red Skelton Bridge (Knox County, Indiana)
Steel stringer bridge over Wabash River on US 50 in Vincennes
January 3, 2021: New Street View added
Flat Branch Bridge (Coles County, Illinois)
Bridge over Flat Branch on Broadway St
December 27, 2020: Added
Broadway Street Bridge (Coles County, Illinois)
Concrete bridge over Flat Branch on Broadway Street
December 27, 2020: Added
Dogwood Creek Bridge (Crawford County, Illinois)
Bridge over Dogwood Creek on N 300th St
December 27, 2020: Added
Big Creek Bridge (Crawford County, Illinois)
Bridge over Big Creek on E 850th Ave
December 27, 2020: Added
Big Creek Bridge (Crawford County, Illinois)
Bridge over Big Creek on E 650th Ave
December 27, 2020: Added
Wolf Creek Bridge (Effingham County, Illinois)
Bridge over Wolf Creek on E 2000th Ave
December 27, 2020: Added
Holmes Street Overpass (Ford County, Illinois)
Slab bridge over Canadian National Rwy (former Illinois Central) on Holmes St.
December 25, 2020: Added
Martinton Ditch Bridge (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Concrete pony/through girder bridge over Martinton Dch No 3 on CR2800N
December 24, 2020: New photos
Prairie Creek Bridge (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Pony/through girder bridge over Prairie Creek on CR300E Rd
December 24, 2020: New photos
Prairie Creek Bridge (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Pony/through girder bridge over Prairie Creek on CR300E Rd
December 24, 2020: Added
Spring Creek Branch Bridge (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Pony truss bridge over a branch of Spring Creek on CR1300N
December 24, 2020: New photos
CSX - IL 1 Bridge (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Deck plate girder bridge over Il 1/Fap 332a on CSX Railroad
December 24, 2020: New photo
Louis Creek Bridge (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Pony/through girder bridge over Louis Creek on CR 400 E Rd
December 23, 2020: New photos
Louis Creek Bridge (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Pony/through girder bridge over Louis Creek on CR 400 E Rd
December 23, 2020: Added
Spring Creek Branch 1250N Bridge (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Two-span bedstead pony truss bridge over a branch of Spring Creek on 1250N Road
December 23, 2020: New photos
Spring Creek Bridge (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Pony/through girder bridge over Spring Creek on CR 600N Rd
December 23, 2020: New photos
Spring Creek Bridge (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Pony/through girder bridge over Spring Creek on CR 600N Rd
December 23, 2020: Added
Spring Creek Trib Bridge (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Pony/through girder bridge over Trib To Spring Creek on CR500 N Rd
December 23, 2020: New photos
Spring Creek Trib Bridge (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Pony/through girder bridge over Trib To Spring Creek on CR500 N Rd
December 23, 2020: Added
Little Mud Creek Trib Bridge (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Pony/through girder bridge over Trib Little Mud Creek on CR500 N Rd
December 23, 2020: New photos
Little Mud Creek Trib Bridge (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Pony/through girder bridge over Trib Little Mud Creek on CR500 N Rd
December 23, 2020: Added
Whiskey Creek Bridge (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Pony truss bridge over Whiskey Creek on TR 168
December 23, 2020: New photos
Whiskey Creek Bridge (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Pony truss bridge over Whiskey Creek on CR1650E, 1 mi. northeast of Claytonville
December 23, 2020: New photos
UP - Fountain Creek Bridge (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Deck plate girder bridge over Fountain Creek on Union Pacific Rwy
December 23, 2020: New photo
UP - Fountain Creek Bridge (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Deck plate girder bridge over Fountain Creek on Union Pacific Rwy
December 23, 2020: Added
Mud Creek Bridge (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Pony/through girder bridge over Mud Creek on CR1900 E Rd
December 23, 2020: New photos
Mud Creek Bridge (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Pony/through girder bridge over Mud Creek on CR1900 E Rd
December 23, 2020: Added
Mud Creek Bridge (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Pony/through girder bridge over Mud Creek on CR1950 E Rd
December 23, 2020: New photos
Mud Creek Bridge (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Pony/through girder bridge over Mud Creek on CR1950 E Rd
December 23, 2020: Added
Iroquis County Bridge 54 (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Slab bridge over Unnamed drainage on CR700 N Rd
December 23, 2020: New photos
Iroquis County Bridge 54 (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Slab bridge over Unnamed drainage on CR700 N Rd
December 23, 2020: Added
Sugar Creek Chapel Bridge (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Steel through arch bridge over Sugar Creek on 900N Road (CH 9), 3.25 mi. east of Milford
December 23, 2020: New photos
Sugar Creek Trib Bridge (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Pony/through girder bridge over Trib To Sugar Creek on CR860 N Rd
December 23, 2020: New photos
Sugar Creek Trib Bridge (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Pony/through girder bridge over Trib To Sugar Creek on CR860 N Rd
December 23, 2020: Added
Sugar Creek Bridge (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Pony/through girder bridge over Sugar Creek on CR 3000E Rd
December 23, 2020: New photos
Sugar Creek Bridge (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Pony/through girder bridge over Sugar Creek on CR 3000E Rd
December 23, 2020: Added
Woodland Bridge (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Through truss bridge over Sugar Creek on 2100E Road near Woodland, .5 mi. north of Woodland
December 23, 2020: New photos
Coon Creek Bridge (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Pony/through girder bridge over Coon Creek on CR1300 N Rd
December 23, 2020: Added
Happy Hollow Bridge (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Concrete bridge over Jefferson Creek on CR1200N Rd, 3.3 mi. south of Woodland
December 23, 2020: New photos
TP&W - Sugar Creek Bridge (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Pratt through truss bridge over Sugar Creek on Toledo Peoria and Western Railway
December 23, 2020: New photos
Eastburn Hollow Bridge (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Iroquois River on CR2500 E Rd
December 23, 2020: New photos
Eastburn Hollow Bridge (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Iroquois River on CR2500 E Rd
December 23, 2020: Added
KBRS - Iroquis River Bridge (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Deck plate girder bridge over Iroquis River on Kankakee, Beaverville & Southern Rwy
December 23, 2020: New photos
KBRS - Iroquis River Bridge (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Deck plate girder bridge over Iroquis River on Kankakee, Beaverville & Southern Rwy
December 23, 2020: Added
Martinton Ditch Bridge (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Pony truss bridge over Martinton Ditch No. 3 on CR2400 E Rd
December 23, 2020: New photos
Field Access Bridge (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Steel stringer bridge over Martinton Ditch #3 on Field Access
December 23, 2020: New photos
Field Access Bridge (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Steel stringer bridge over Martinton Ditch #3 on Field Access
December 23, 2020: Added
L'Erable Bridge (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Two-span through truss bridge over Iroquois River on TR 59, 1.25 mi. east of Lerable
December 23, 2020: New photos

Recent Comments 

Posted December 27, 2020

I agree. The location farther south looks like the more likely location. Also looks like the stone section may still remain and the tracks were realigned.??? Adding to my field visit list.

Posted December 23, 2020

I was so disappointed to find this bridge in such poor shape. This is such an amazing bridge one of a kind (OK two of a kind) up close. So be left to rot is just an incredible shame.

Posted September 27, 2020

This was far more impressive up close than on Google Earth. Huge undertaking back in the middle of no where. I'm guessing current approach structures added later?? Input?? Had it not been for the small decks about every 125' you wouldn't even attempt it.

Posted March 1, 2020

Interesting to see the concrete forms set up for the BNSF Big Rock bridge which was to be its replacement.

Posted February 24, 2020

Date turned out to be 1874 so I'm quite sure this wasn't an alignment of IL84. This had to be a wagon bridge. The abutments suggest it could be that long at this location but unsure. There really isn't a "road" or path leading to the south end but a lot could have changed in 150 years.

Comments,input?

Posted February 15, 2020

This bridge was not my entry. No source info.

Short research on older maps shows the creek (spring Creek) that originally fed Leisure Lake crossed 113th ave here and farther north.

Moved the GPS marker just making a guess this is where it might have been. Although it doesn't seem like it would have needed and bridge of this length.

Perhaps the original crossing of Lytle creek at 226th St just east of here would even be a better guess due to the name.

Any local input?

Posted January 27, 2020

Copied from Kickapoo Bridge comments.

Posted April 29, 2016, by Patrick Cooney

Line is just mothballed by NS, they still own it.

This was Big Four/P&E, then Penn Central, then Conrail.

Last train ran sometime in 1999 before the CR split between NS and CSX.

Posted January 26, 2020

Hope no one minds but I changed name.

The buildings are a State Highway garage facility. Sign posted at bridge no Trespassing State Property.

Posted May 19, 2019

Pics# 3&4 are of Big George Branch Bridge BH15060

Posted July 14, 2018

See BNSF Rock Creek Bridge above in listings

Posted July 14, 2018

See Rock Creek Farm Bridge two above in listings.

Posted February 25, 2018

Didn't get there in time. Second newer plate had already been torched off.

Posted August 26, 2017

That's kind of what I thought too. The piers looked much older than the bridge.

Posted August 22, 2017

Talk about lucky timing. Sign at the beginning of road says "Road closed Sept 5th for bridge replacement"

Posted April 16, 2017

And they let people like this have a license to drive a potential 80,000 lb vehicle? I work at a lumber company that receives truck shipments daily and this is the state of the trucking industry these days. There people driving these things I wouldn't trust to mow my lawn let alone drive my truck.