Photo taken by Steve Conro in April 2012
BH Photo #231733
I mistook the Lamm Road Overpass for the Yellow Creek Road Overpass. My comments on what was hiway 20 from Freeport to Rockford belong to the Yellow Creek Road Overpass.
The road that goes underneath the overpass used to be part of route 20 to Rockford from Freeport. As you can see it was very narrow as route 20 was only 2 lanes at the time. This would have been sometime in the 1950's before the 4 lane hiway replaced the old 2 lane. As a little boy I remember coming up to the overpass when a tractor trailer was already coming from the other direction. My parents got the car stopped in time. Not a very safe place back then.