|William Brown posted|
Looking at a satellite image, one notes that they have had serious problems with ice flows. They have added the biggest "ice breakers" I have ever seen on the up-river side of the piers.
I believe the postcard picture is of this bridge which is now a "nowhere to nowhere" bridge.
|I forgot to record the link the first time. Now (May 2017), the 3D image is not as good.|
|Marty Bernard posted|
CB&Q NW2 9211 crossing the Fox River in Aurora, IL in August 1963 with a Way Freight. Roger Patelski photo
[There were still rail-served industries and cabooses back in the 1960s.]
|1939 Aerial Photo from ILHAP|
Another surprise when looking at a satellite image is the old steel truss bridge used by a trail did not exist in 1939. (Update: it is not an old truss bridge. It is a new truss bridge that was evidently built fo rthe trail.) Given that they have a nice trail head on Hurds Island, that bridge is going to motivate me to get off my rear-end and hike a trail.
|Jeff Wojciechowski posted|
[On the west side of Hurds Island]
John Marvig: girder, east arch, west arch.