The bridge over the Illinois River that was used by the Indiana, Illinois, & Iowa Railroad (II&I) and the Milwaukee Road has been removed. Bridge Hunter also lists the Streator & Clinton Railway as a user. But I could not find any info on that railroad. It must have been bought by II&I.
The bridge caught on fire in Dec, 1964, when a barge carrying petroleum products was ignited when it scrapped against a bridge piling. The bridge tender was killed. In 1984, Conrail dismantled the bridge at the request of the US Coast Guard.
Photo from Ray Tutaj Jr. website
|Aerial Photo from ILHAP|
|Photo from Ray Tutaj Jr. website|
|William Wozniak posted|
The OLE 3-I Bridge over the Illinois River by Depue IL. Dave Woz photo.
William Wozniak posted again
This bridge is in the background of a photo of a coal mine.