Steve Conro

About Me 

Email: sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com
Website: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1085771067

Amateur bridge fan & enjoy photography so this site is the perfect mix. Don't know a lot of the technical jargon but I'm learning.

Favorite Photos 

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Old Chain of Rocks Bridge (St. Louis, Missouri)

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Long Grove Covered Bridge (Lake County, Illinois)

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Island Park South Bridge (Kane County, Illinois)
BH41897 Fox River UPRR Bridge in background

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DM&E - Rock River Bridges (Byron) (Ogle County, Illinois)

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DME Rock River Main

DM&E - Rock River Bridges (Byron) (Ogle County, Illinois)
3 pictured "stitched" composite of entire bridge

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CN - East Fork Galena River Bridge #9 (Jo Daviess County, Illinois)

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CN - East Fork Galena River Bridge #6 (Jo Daviess County, Illinois)
Kelly Road Bridge beneath

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IAIS - Aux Sable Creek Bridge (Grundy County, Illinois)
Got lucky and caught an eastbound freight on bridge

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Toledo, Peoria & Warsaw Stone Arch

KJRY - Rock Creek Bridge (Hancock County, Illinois)

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Walden-Bluffs Edge Bridge (Lake County, Illinois)

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Recent Updates 

Avenue G Bridge (Replacement) (Whiteside County, Illinois)
Bridge
January 31, 2020: Updated by Steve Conro: Fixed typo in name
Camelback Bridge (McLean County, Illinois)
Wooden Kingpost pony truss bridge over Constitution Trail (formerly Illinois Central Railroad) on Virginia Avenue in Normal
January 27, 2020: New photos
Abandoned NS - Huff Rd Bridge (McLean County, Illinois)
Abandoned closed-spandrel arch bridge over N Huff Rd on Abandoned Norfolk Southern Railway
January 27, 2020: New photos
Abandoned NS - Huff Rd Bridge (McLean County, Illinois)
Abandoned closed-spandrel arch bridge over N Huff Rd on Abandoned Norfolk Southern Railway
January 27, 2020: Added
Abandoned NS - Kickapoo Creek Bridge (McLean County, Illinois)
Abandoned closed-spandrel arch bridge over Kickapoo Creek on Abandoned Norfolk Southern Railway
January 27, 2020: New photos
Franklin St Bridge (McLean County, Illinois)
Slab bridge over Branch of Sugar Creek on Franklin Street
January 26, 2020: New photos
Franklin St Bridge (McLean County, Illinois)
Slab bridge over Branch of Sugar Creek on Franklin Street
January 26, 2020: Added
Glenn Avenue Bridge (McLean County, Illinois)
Slab bridge over Branch of Sugar Creek on Glenn Avenue
January 26, 2020: New photos
Forrest Park Bridge (McLean County, Illinois)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Tributary of Goose Creek on a pedestrian walkway
January 26, 2020: New photos
High Bridge (McLean County, Illinois)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Miller Park Lake on a pedestrian walkway
January 26, 2020: New photos
Bunn Street Bridge (McLean County, Illinois)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Bunn Street on I-55 Busn Loop
January 26, 2020: New photo
Old Route 66 Unnamed Creek Bridge (McLean County, Illinois)
Slab bridge over an unnamed creek on Old US 66
January 26, 2020: New photos
Money Creek Bridge (McLean County, Illinois)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Money Creek on FAS 473
January 26, 2020: New photos
Old Route 66 Turkey Creek Bridge (McLean County, Illinois)
Slab bridge over Turkey Creek on Old US 66
January 26, 2020: New photos
Bloomer Line - S Fork Vermillion River Trib (Livingston County, Illinois)
Timber stringer bridge over Unamed Trib to S Fork Vermillion River on Bloomers Shipping Connecting Railroad
January 26, 2020: New photos
Bloomer Line - S Fork Vermillion River Trib (Livingston County, Illinois)
Timber stringer bridge over Unamed Trib to S Fork Vermillion River on Bloomers Shipping Connecting Railroad
January 26, 2020: Added
Bloomer Line - Mackinaw River Bridge (McLean County, Illinois)
Abandoned steel stringer bridge over Mackinaw River on Bloomers Shipping Connecting Railroad
January 26, 2020: New photos
Bloomer Line - Mackinaw River Bridge (McLean County, Illinois)
Abandoned steel stringer bridge over Mackinaw River on Bloomers Shipping Connecting Railroad
January 26, 2020: Added
Bloomer Line - Henline Creek Bridge (McLean County, Illinois)
Steel stringer bridge over Henline Creek on Bloomers Shipping Connecting Railroad
January 26, 2020: New photos
Bloomer Line - Henline Creek Bridge (McLean County, Illinois)
Steel stringer bridge over Henline Creek on Bloomers Shipping Connecting Railroad
January 26, 2020: Added
Bloomer Line - Indian Creek Bridge (Livingston County, Illinois)
Timber stringer bridge over Indian Creek on Bloomers Shipping Connecting Railroad
January 26, 2020: New photos
Bloomer Line - Indian Creek Bridge (Livingston County, Illinois)
Timber stringer bridge over Indian Creek on Bloomers Shipping Connecting Railroad
January 26, 2020: Added
Bloomer Line - Indian Creek Trib Bridge (Livingston County, Illinois)
Timber stringer bridge over Indian Creek Trib on Wabash, later N&W, later NS, now Bloomer Line Railroad
January 26, 2020: New photos
TP&W - Unnamed Stream Bridge (Livingston County, Illinois)
Deck plate girder bridge over Unamed Trib to S Fork Vermillion River on Toledo, Peoria & Western Railroad
January 26, 2020: New photos
TP&W - Unnamed Stream Bridge (Livingston County, Illinois)
Deck plate girder bridge over Unamed Trib to S Fork Vermillion River on Toledo, Peoria & Western Railroad
January 26, 2020: Added
State Highway Garage Bridge (Livingston County, Illinois)
Precast concrete culvert over Tributary of Gooseberry Creek
January 26, 2020: New photos
Converse Bridge (Livingston County, Illinois)
Slab bridge over Intermitant Trib to S Fork Vermillon River on N 3000 Rd
January 26, 2020: New photos
Converse Bridge (Livingston County, Illinois)
Slab bridge over Intermitant Trib to S Fork Vermillon River on N 3000 Rd
January 26, 2020: Added
Garrity Bridge (Livingston County, Illinois)
Slab bridge over Intermitant Field Drainage on N 3000 Rd
January 26, 2020: New photos
Garrity Bridge (Livingston County, Illinois)
Slab bridge over Intermitant Field Drainage on N 3000 Rd
January 26, 2020: Added
Turtle Pond Bridge (Livingston County, Illinois)
Concrete pony/through girder bridge over South Fork Vermillion River on E 300 N Rd
January 26, 2020: New photos
Turtle Pond Bridge (Livingston County, Illinois)
Concrete pony/through girder bridge over South Fork Vermillion River on E 300 N Rd
January 26, 2020: Added
Funks Grove Rest Area Bridge (McLean County, Illinois)
Concrete tee beam bridge over I-55 ramps and E 550 North Road on I-55
January 19, 2020: New photo
CNW - Galena River Bridge (Jo Daviess County, Illinois)
Lost Bridge over Galena River on Abandoned Chicago & Northwestern RR
November 10, 2019: New photo
Wauponsee Glacial Trail - Kankakee River Bridge (Will County, Illinois)
Pratt through truss bridge over Kankakee River on Wauponsee Glacial Trail (formerly Wabash, later N&W, then NS Railway)
November 10, 2019: New photos
Dominguez Canyon Trail Bridge (Mesa County, Colorado)
Through truss bridge over Gunnison River on Dominguez Canyon Trail
October 26, 2019: Added
Dominguez Canyon Trail Bridge (Mesa County, Colorado)
Through truss bridge over Gunnison River on Dominguez Canyon Trail
October 26, 2019: New photos
UP - King Creek Bridge (Mesa County, Colorado)
Timber stringer bridge over King Creek on UPRR (former D&RGW)
October 26, 2019: Added
UP - King Creek Bridge (Mesa County, Colorado)
Timber stringer bridge over King Creek on UPRR (former D&RGW)
October 26, 2019: New photos
Lost Creek Front St Bridge (Weld County, Colorado)
Timber stringer bridge over Lost Creek on I 76 Service Road (Front St)
October 26, 2019: Added
Lost Creek Front St Bridge (Weld County, Colorado)
Timber stringer bridge over Lost Creek on I 76 Service Road (Front St)
October 26, 2019: New photo
Water Wheel Ranch Bridge (Eagle County, Colorado)
Bridge over Colorado River on Private Drive
October 19, 2019: Added
Water Wheel Ranch Bridge (Eagle County, Colorado)
Bridge over Colorado River on Private Drive
October 19, 2019: New photo
Rifle Bridge (Garfield County, Colorado)
Closed two-span through truss bridge over the Colorado River at Rifle
October 19, 2019: New photo
Sheephorn Creek Bridge (Grand County, Colorado)
Steel stringer bridge over Sheephorn Creek on CR 11
October 19, 2019: Added
Sheephorn Creek Bridge (Grand County, Colorado)
Steel stringer bridge over Sheephorn Creek on CR 11
October 19, 2019: New photo
State Bridge (Eagle County, Colorado)
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Colorado River on Early alignment CO131
October 19, 2019: New Street View added
State Bridge (new) (Eagle County, Colorado)
Steel stringer bridge over UP Rwy & Colorado River on CO 131
October 19, 2019: Added
State Bridge (new) (Eagle County, Colorado)
Steel stringer bridge over UP Rwy & Colorado River on CO 131
October 19, 2019: New photo
State Bridge (Eagle County, Colorado)
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Colorado River on Early alignment CO131
October 19, 2019: New photo

Recent Comments 

Posted February 15, 2020

This bridge was not my entry. No source info.

Short research on older maps shows the creek (spring Creek) that originally fed Leisure Lake crossed 113th ave here and farther north.

Moved the GPS marker just making a guess this is where it might have been. Although it doesn't seem like it would have needed and bridge of this length.

Perhaps the original crossing of Lytle creek at 226th St just east of here would even be a better guess due to the name.

Any local input?

Posted January 27, 2020

Copied from Kickapoo Bridge comments.

Posted April 29, 2016, by Patrick Cooney

Line is just mothballed by NS, they still own it.

This was Big Four/P&E, then Penn Central, then Conrail.

Last train ran sometime in 1999 before the CR split between NS and CSX.

Posted January 26, 2020

Hope no one minds but I changed name.

The buildings are a State Highway garage facility. Sign posted at bridge no Trespassing State Property.

Posted May 19, 2019

Pics# 3&4 are of Big George Branch Bridge BH15060

Posted July 14, 2018

See Lincoln Highway Rock Creek above in listings

Posted July 14, 2018

See BNSF Rock Creek Bridge above in listings

Posted July 14, 2018

See Rock Creek Farm Bridge two above in listings.

Posted February 25, 2018

Didn't get there in time. Second newer plate had already been torched off.

Posted August 26, 2017

That's kind of what I thought too. The piers looked much older than the bridge.

Posted August 22, 2017

Talk about lucky timing. Sign at the beginning of road says "Road closed Sept 5th for bridge replacement"

Posted April 16, 2017

And they let people like this have a license to drive a potential 80,000 lb vehicle? I work at a lumber company that receives truck shipments daily and this is the state of the trucking industry these days. There people driving these things I wouldn't trust to mow my lawn let alone drive my truck.

Posted December 4, 2016

Marvig, you son of a..... You beat me too it!! (kidding or course) Congrats!!

Steve

Posted August 28, 2016

Not sure of the prospects for this bridge. New bridge being built beside it now (2016)

Posted August 28, 2016

Description is absolutely correct. There's short sections of earth embankment between the main B&O Potomac River as well as the Potomac St overpass. All 3 are separate structures when you're standing there.

Posted January 28, 2016

Don't get me wrong. If there's an interesting painting, drawing or art of some kind of a a particular bridge. By all means post it. THATS interesting. But 2,3,5,10 of each. If you look at the updates page anymore all you find is 1000's of one persons drawings. One or two of each is plenty.