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Lincoln Memorial Bridge-Wabash River


Photo taken by Robert Stephenson


BH Photo #114231

Street View 


Open-spandrel arch bridge over Wabash River on Business US 50 at Vincennes
Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana, and Lawrence County, Illinois
Open to traffic
Finished October 15, 1932 for $258,981.34; rehabilitated 1992
- Ferguson Construction Co. of Rockford, Illinois
Seven concrete open-spandrel arches
Length of largest span: 190.0 ft.
Total length: 1,066.0 ft.
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Memorial Bridge
Vincennes Bridge
George Rogers Clark Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.68135, -87.53510   (decimal degrees)
38°40'53" N, 87°32'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/453457/4281552 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
IL 051-0036 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15440 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 57.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 10, 2022: New photo from Bambi Sharkoman
  • May 1, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • July 10, 2014: New photos from Andrew Raker
  • July 9, 2014: New photos from Andrew Raker
  • September 30, 2012: Merged duplicate listings
  • October 9, 2011: New photo from Steve Conro
  • October 30, 2010: Updated by Ed Hollowell: Corrected complrtion date, added builder, cost and spans
  • April 29, 2010: New photos from Robert Stephenson
  • April 21, 2010: New Street View added by J.P.
  • April 18, 2010: New photos from Robert Stephenson
  • May 31, 2009: New photos from Jim Grey
  • May 16, 2009: New photos from Robert Stephenson
  • February 8, 2009: Updated by David Backlin
  • June 19, 2008: New photo from Robert Stephenson

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Lincoln Memorial Bridge-Wabash River
Posted February 15, 2021, by Justin (justinhurn1 [at] gmail [dot] com)


Please enjoy this drone video I put together of this beautiful Lincoln Memorial Bridge.

Pretty Art Déco bridge
Posted April 7, 2016, by Michael Taylor (Battlebotguy2 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

There is no reason this structure should not be NR listed, as the portals carvings are absolutely magnificent, and it is a gorgeous piece of Art Déco architecture... If this was in a place like Miamis Art Déco District it would be NR listed in a heartbeat simply due to it's architecture style.

This bridge really accompanies the nearby memorial as well. Shame that idiot teens have to tag the underside of this bridge, that is basically like tagging the Empire State Building. This bridge should be protected from morons like that.

Vincennes Bridge
Posted April 21, 2010, by Todd D. Walker (mrwalk08 [at] aol [dot] com)

Can't those spray paint weilding morons find better things to do than deface beautifully kept reminders of America's great bridgebuilding past. This open spandrel arch looks rehabilitated but the stupid graffiti spoils it all.

Wabash River IN 441 Bridge
Posted June 19, 2008, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Robert, that is a beautiful bridge and a stunning photograph! If it weren't for the debris, it could be a post card view. Kudos on a great shot!

Wabash River IN 441 Bridge
Posted October 3, 2007, by Chris Light (cjkadj [at] juno [dot] com)

Known locally as the 'Memorial Bridge', it's construction is part of the design for the George Rogers National Memorial located at it's southeast corner (in Vincennes, Indiana).

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