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4th Street Stone Arch


4th Street coal company RR tunnel

John Barron Column, 1975, The Daily News Tribune, La Salle, IL


BH Photo #443336


Height from trackbed to inside top of arch was +25'. From trackbed to top of outside headwall looks to have been about 30'

The small culvert opening visible on the left side of the south headwall carried the stream alongside of the RR tracks. It was sealed when the current culvert pipe was installed.

RR tracks were of a smaller height (size) than regular tracks. They were still there in 1976 before construction began.


Buried stone arch bridge over Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad & Stream on 4th Street
Peru, LaSalle County, Illinois
Filled in
Built ?; Filled in 1976
Stone arch--+10'diameter corrugate steel plate pipe culvert laid in streambed, south embankment widened, structure filled in with dirt. Stone arch structure still exists but is buried in the embankment fill
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.32808, -89.11476   (decimal degrees)
41°19'41" N, 89°06'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/323025/4577335 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
La Salle
Inventory number
BH 79708 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


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Illinois (4,926)
LaSalle County, Illinois (99)
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Owned by state (16,547)
Peru, Illinois (6)
Stone arch (3,279)

Update Log 

  • February 5, 2019: Updated by Luke: Marked as filled in
  • February 5, 2019: Updated by GS: Added photos, newspaper article, repair plans
  • December 12, 2017: Added by Luke