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Funks Grove Rest Area Bridge


Photo taken by Steve Conro


BH Photo #465066

Street View 


Concrete tee beam bridge over I-55 ramps and E 550 North Road on I-55
McLean County, Illinois
Open to traffic above and below
Built 1975
Pair of three-span concrete tee beam bridges
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 241.5 ft.
Deck width: 38.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.36278, -89.10472   (decimal degrees)
40°21'46" N, 89°06'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/321289/4470149 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Funks Grove
Inventory numbers
IL 057-0157 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 53717 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 19, 2020: New photo from Steve Conro
  • June 9, 2013: New Street View added by Steve Conro
  • September 30, 2012: Added by James Baughn



Funks Grove Rest Area Bridge
Posted November 8, 2013, by dtk (dtknap [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Actually I believe they are newer than the 1975 date listed. These bridges were originally only a single span that carried I-55 across the county road, when the rest area was built in the mid 80's these bridges were extended and appear to have been completely replaced. These spans even have a different guardrail than the others on this section of I-55, these 2 spans have solid concrete NJ type barrier guardrails, all of the others have the slightly lower concrete with a single metal tube on top. I never crossed under it prior to the its lengthening and the opening of the rest area but I would guess it was a standard single span beam/girder like the rest of the bridges on this stretch of I-55

Funks Grove Rest Area Bridge
Posted November 8, 2013, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This bridge one of the few interesting things visible on I-55 between Chicago and St. Louis. It caught my eye driving over it, surprised to see a 1975 date, I was guessing 1960s. I wonder why the usual design was used in the 1970s.