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Apple River Road Bridge


Apple River Rd

Photo taken by Steve Conro in October 2011


BH Photo #216428

Street View 


Through truss bridge over Apple River on South Apple River Road
Jo Daviess County, Illinois
Intact but closed to all traffic
Built ca. 1890
Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 110.9 ft.
Total length: 143.1 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.36435, -90.15923   (decimal degrees)
42°21'52" N, 90°09'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/733927/4694140 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
IL 043-3117 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15369 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 18.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • November 5, 2021: Updated by Dave King: Updated bridge is closed per comment
  • November 30, 2018: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • October 8, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • December 10, 2011: Updated by J.P.: updated design
  • October 9, 2011: Updated by Steve Conro: Adjusted GPS Location, added photos


  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com
  • Apple River Bridge
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com


Apple River Road Bridge
Posted November 5, 2021, by Troy Knox (troyjknox [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This bridge is closed but still standing. I went to it last month.

From https://www.jodaviess.org/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC=%7BC1AD...

Effective November 28, 2018, a bridge connecting S. Apple River Rd to E. Welch Rd. in Woodbine Township, will be permanently closed to traffic. If you have any questions, please call County Highway at 815-591-2337.