Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Lost Bridges over Illinois River in Pekin, IL

(Bridge Hunter)

The SPV Map indicates there were two railroad bridges in Pekin that are now abandoned. The northern route one is labeled Santa Fe on the east side of the river and PPU on the west side. The southern route is labeled CR(P&E) on the east side and PTC on the west side. I have been unable to reconcile that information with Bridge Hunter and the 1939 aerial photo below.

Bruce Emmons posted the question: "Does any one have a picture of the swing bridge that was in Pekin, Il that crossed the Illinois river?"
Paul Bourjaily commented
This might be what you're looking for....(photographer unknown).


1939 Aerial Photo from ILHAP

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