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.

Favorite Photos 

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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 

MILW - Rock Run Bridge (Stephenson County, Illinois)
Abandoned bridge over Rock Run on Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad
November 7, 2020: Added
I-80 Big Bureau Creek Bridge (Bureau County, Illinois)
Stringer bridge over Big Bureau Creek on I-80 Eb
October 9, 2020: New photo
I-80 Big Bureau Creek Bridge (Bureau County, Illinois)
Stringer bridge over Big Bureau Creek on I-80 Eb
October 9, 2020: Added
BNSF - Big Bureau Creek Bridge (New) (Bureau County, Illinois)
Steel stringer bridge over Big Bureau Creek on BNSF Rwy
October 9, 2020: New photos
BNSF - Big Bureau Creek Bridge (New) (Bureau County, Illinois)
Steel stringer bridge over Big Bureau Creek on BNSF Rwy
October 9, 2020: Added
UP - Farm Access Bridge2 (Menard County, Illinois)
Timber stringer bridge over Farm Access on Union Pacific Railway
September 27, 2020: New photos
UP - Farm Access Bridge2 (Menard County, Illinois)
Timber stringer bridge over Farm Access on Union Pacific Railway
September 27, 2020: Added
UP - Farm Access Bridge (Menard County, Illinois)
Steel stringer bridge over Farm Access on Union Pacific Railway
September 27, 2020: New photos
UP - Farm Access Bridge (Menard County, Illinois)
Steel stringer bridge over Farm Access on Union Pacific Railway
September 27, 2020: Added
UP - Salt Creek Bridge (Mason County, Illinois)
Quadrangular Through truss bridge over Salt Creek on UPRR (Former C&NW) SE of Mason City
September 27, 2020: New photos
Grove Creek Bridge - Sugar Grove Cem. Rd. (Menard County, Illinois)
Steel stringer bridge over Grove Creek on TR 75
September 27, 2020: New photos
Grove Creek Bridge (Menard County, Illinois)
Steel stringer bridge over Grove Creek on Engel
September 27, 2020: New photos
UP - Sugar Grove Cemetery Road Overpass (Menard County, Illinois)
Steel stringer bridge over Sugar Grove Cemetery Rd on UPRR (Former C&NW)
September 27, 2020: New photos
New Salem Trail Bridge (Menard County, Illinois)
Bridge over Old Ill 97 on Foot Trail
September 26, 2020: New photos
NS - I-72 Overpass (Morgan County, Illinois)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Interstate 72 on Norfolk Southern Railway
September 26, 2020: New photo
Creed Road Bridge (Morgan County, Illinois)
Steel stringer bridge over Little Indian Creek on TR 370
September 26, 2020: New photos
Curtiss Street Bridge (Morgan County, Illinois)
Steel stringer bridge over Railroad on Curtiss Street in Waverly
September 26, 2020: New photos
BNSF - Mauvaise Terre Creek Arch (Morgan County, Illinois)
Arch bridge over Mauvaise Terre Creek on BNSF
September 26, 2020: New photos
GMO - Little Indian Creek Arch (Morgan County, Illinois)
Abandoned stone arch bridge over Little Indian Creek on Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad
September 26, 2020: New photos
BNSF - Ebenezer Church Road Overpass (Morgan County, Illinois)
Bridge over Ebenezer Church Road on Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway
September 26, 2020: New photos
BNSF - Leischner Lane Overpass (Morgan County, Illinois)
Bridge over Leischner Lane on Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway
September 26, 2020: New photos
IC - Rail Bridge (Jackson County, Illinois)
Lost Bridge over IL127 on Illinois Central RR
September 20, 2020: New photo
IC - Rail Bridge (Jackson County, Illinois)
Lost Bridge over IL127 on Illinois Central RR
September 20, 2020: Added
UP - Running Lake Ditch (Union County, Illinois)
Timber stringer bridge over Runnig Lake Ditch on Union Pacific Railway
September 20, 2020: New photos
Mauvaise Terre Creek Bridge (Scott County, Illinois)
Concrete girder bridge over Mauvaise Terre Creek on Rattlesnake Hollow Road (TR 60)
September 20, 2020: New photos
Bluff Creek Bridge (Scott County, Illinois)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Bluff Creek on Ill 106
September 20, 2020: New photos
Lewis Creek Bridge (Scott County, Illinois)
Bridge over Lewis Creek on Old Highway Road (Old US 36)
September 20, 2020: New photos
Sugar Creek Bridge (Scott County, Illinois)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Sugar Creek on Ill 106
September 20, 2020: New photos
Coal Hollow Road Bridge2 (Scott County, Illinois)
Bridge over Unnamed Draianage on Coal Hollwo Rd
September 20, 2020: New photos
Coal Hollow Road Bridge2 (Scott County, Illinois)
Bridge over Unnamed Draianage on Coal Hollwo Rd
September 20, 2020: Added
CEI Railway US51 Bridge (Pulaski County, Illinois)
Lost Bridge over US51 on Chicago & Eastern IL Railway
September 20, 2020: New photos
CEI Railway US51 Bridge (Pulaski County, Illinois)
Lost Bridge over US51 on Chicago & Eastern IL Railway
September 20, 2020: Added
Illinois River Bridge (Pike County, Illinois)
Vertical-lift through truss bridge over the Illinois River on IL 100/IL 106 (Old US 36) in Florence
September 19, 2020: New photo
Coal Hollow Road Bridge (Scott County, Illinois)
Slab bridge over a tributary of North Little Sandy Creek on Coal Hollow Road (TR 136)
September 19, 2020: New photos
New Meredosia Bridge (Pike County, Illinois)
Steel through arch bridge over Illinois River on Illinois Route 104
September 19, 2020: New photos
Goose Creek Bridge (Macoupin County, Illinois)
Slab bridge over Goose Creek on Hunter Rd
September 19, 2020: New photos
Goose Creek Bridge (Macoupin County, Illinois)
Slab bridge over Goose Creek on Hunter Rd
September 19, 2020: Added
Joe's Creek Bridge (Macoupin County, Illinois)
Concrete girder bridge over Joe's Creek just off Hunter Road
September 19, 2020: New photos
Hettick Road Bridge (Macoupin County, Illinois)
Concrete pony/through girder bridge over Joe Creek on Hettick Road (TR 173)
September 19, 2020: New photos
Joes Creek Bridge (Macoupin County, Illinois)
Concrete girder bridge over Joes Creek on Hill Crest Road (CH 33)
September 19, 2020: New photos
UP - Cahokia Creek Bridge (Macoupin County, Illinois)
Lattice deck truss bridge over Cahokia Creek on UPRR (Former C&NW)
September 19, 2020: New photo
Millbrook Bridge (Kendall County, Illinois)
Pratt through truss bridge over Fox River on former alignment of Whitfield Road
September 19, 2020: New photos
Millersburg Road Bridge (Bond County, Illinois)
Concrete tee beam bridge over CSX Railroad on Millersburg Road (Fas 1782)
September 15, 2020: New photos
Black Diamond Road (Washington County, Illinois)
Concrete pony/through girder bridge over Branch of Locust Creek on Black Diamond Road (TR 140)
September 15, 2020: New photos
BNSF - Westminster Drive (Williamson County, Illinois)
Slab bridge over TR 385 on BNSF
September 13, 2020: New photos
BNSF - Old IL13 Overpass (Williamson County, Illinois)
Steel stringer bridge over Old Route 13 on Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad
September 13, 2020: New photos
Limb Branch Ln Overpass (Williamson County, Illinois)
Wooden bridge over the BNSF Railroad on TR 557 (Limb Branch Ln) in Marion
September 12, 2020: New photos
Limb Branch Creek Bridge (Williamson County, Illinois)
Slab bridge over Limb Branch Creek on TR 557 (Limb Branch Lane)
September 12, 2020: New photos
CN - Stonefort Trestle (Saline County, Illinois)
Deck plate girder bridge over Battleford Road (CH 16) on the Illinois Central Railroad (CN) east of Stonefort
September 12, 2020: New photos
CN - Legion Rd Bridge (Saline County, Illinois)
Slab bridge over Legion Rd on Canadian National Rwy (former ICG)
September 12, 2020: New photos

Recent Comments 

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.

Posted December 4, 2016

Marvig, you son of a..... You beat me too it!! (kidding or course) Congrats!!

Steve

Posted August 28, 2016

Not sure of the prospects for this bridge. New bridge being built beside it now (2016)