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Swisher Hill Bridge


Photo taken by Dale Travis in June 2007

BH Photo #133717



Through truss bridge over North Fork Salt Creek on TR 188 (1705E Rd.), 3.3 mi. northwest of Dewitt
De Witt County, Illinois
Open to traffic
Built 1911
5-Panel Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 104.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.4 ft.
Also called
Salt Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.22304, -88.82124   (decimal degrees)
40°13'23" N, 88°49'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/345042/4454103 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
De Witt
Average daily traffic (as of 2018)
Inventory numbers
IL 020-3079 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15196 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 22 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • December 6, 2019: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • April 2, 2014: New photos from Steve Conro
  • October 27, 2012: Updated by Wes Worsham: changed status to "Open" -- just drove across it today. Updated coordinates.
  • February 18, 2009: New photos from Wes Worsham


  • Wes Worsham
  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net


Swisher Hill Bridge
Posted November 13, 2020, by Dan Hardy (wdhardy [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I found this article in the paper and I believe it is about this bridge. I don't know if you can use it or not but thought I'd pass it on.

Salt Creek Bridge
Posted June 7, 2012, by Jpatrick (jesspatrick2 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I found this bridge while hunting on the north fork trail in 2001. I thought it was remarkable to see a structure with such small steel pieces riveted together like it is.

Salt Creek Bridge
Posted June 13, 2007, by Dale (Travis)

Photos taken 6-11-07