Historic Bridges has a full West elevation shot that also shows a stretch of the IR/.../CB&Q/IV&N that was evidently washed out.
|1939 Aerial Photo from ILHAP
Fortunately for Peru, the state has continued to maintain this former US-51 route. Even though the IDOT database does not have an entry for the "Reconstructed" field, it was rehabilitated in 1992, including the replacement of the deck. It was repainted in 2009.
|IDOT Photo from Bridge Hunter
From the Maze Lumber parking lot, I needed three pictures to capture the east side of the bridge from bluff to bluff. The tracks were a CB&Q branch. They are now owned by the Illinois Railway (IR).
A video of a Hudson Bay Railway locomotive pulling a westbound IR train with 5 cars under this bridge.
Eric Skretteberg: Sounds like all the track bolts needed retightened.