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X The bridge has been confirmed demolished or collapsed.
S The bridge has been dismantled or moved to an offsite location and is not currently available for public viewing.
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Total Bridges Found: 11

 Bridge Name HSR Rating Facility Carried / Feature Intersected LocationStructure Type Structure DimensionsConstruction Date / Builder or Contractor DescriptionThumbnail
135th Street Bridge
Romeoville Bridge / Romeo Road Swing Bridge
Historic Significance Rating. 135th Street Over Des Plaines River Romeoville: Will County, Illinois Metal Pin-Connected Warren Through Truss, Movable: Swing (Bobtail) Total Length: 302 ft
Main Span Length: 204 ft
Roadway Width: 18 ft
Main Spans: 1
1899 By: Strobel Steel Construction Company of Chicago, Illinois This magnificent and large swing bridge was relocated and is the last remaining highway swing bridge in the area.Click to visit page.
Cass Street Bridge
Historic Significance Rating. Westbound US-30 (Cass Street) Over Des Plaines River Joliet: Will County, Illinois Metal Rivet-Connected Pratt Through Truss, Movable: Double Leaf Bascule (Rolling Lift) Total Length: 294 ft
Main Span Length: 174 ft
Roadway Width: 42 ft
Main Spans: 1
1933 By: Independent Bridge Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge Company of Chicago, Illinois One of the two truss bascule bridges that each carry a direction of US-30Click to visit page.
Division Street Bridge
Historic Significance Rating. Division Street Over Des Plaines River Lockport: Will County, Illinois Metal 9 Panel Pin-Connected Parker Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Pin-Connected Pratt Through Truss, Fixed Total Length: 511 ft
Main Span Length: 200 ft
Main Spans: 2
1899 By: Unknown This bridge is one of the oldest bridges in the county and a rare multi-span through truss with different truss types as well.Click to visit page.
Jackson Street Bridge
Historic Significance Rating. Jackson Street Over Des Plaines River Joliet: Will County, Illinois Metal Rivet-Connected Pratt Through Truss, Movable: Double Leaf Bascule (Rolling Lift) and Approach Spans: Metal Deck Girder, Fixed Total Length: 284 ft
Main Span Length: 166 ft
Roadway Width: 24 ft
Main Spans: 1
1933 By: Mississippi Valley Structural Steel Company and Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge Company of Chicago, Illinois This beautiful bridge is one of the narrower two-lane Scherzer rolling lift bridges in Joliet.Click to visit page.
Jefferson Street Bridge
Historic Significance Rating. Eastbound US-30 (Jefferson Street) Over Des Plaines River Joliet: Will County, Illinois Metal Rivet-Connected Pratt Through Truss, Movable: Double Leaf Bascule (Rolling Lift) Total Length: 331 ft
Main Span Length: 166 ft
Roadway Width: 40 ft
Main Spans: 1
1933 By: Mississippi Valley Structural Steel Company and Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge Company of Chicago, Illinois This bridge page provides an overview of the rare Scherzer rolling lift bridges of Joliet as well as many photos of this bridge in raised position.Click to visit page.
Joliet Illinois and Michigan Canal Railroad Bridge
Historic Significance Rating. Railroad (Burlington Northern and Santa Fe) Over Illinois and Michigan Canal Joliet: Will County, Illinois Metal 10 Panel Rivet-Connected Baltimore Through Truss, Fixed Total Length: 200 ft
Main Span Length: 200 ft
Main Spans: 1
1935 By: American Bridge Company of New York, New York A traditionally designed Baltimore through truss with a heavy skew.Click to visit page.
Joliet North Railroad Bridge
Historic Significance Rating. Railroad (Elgin, Joliet and Eastern) Over Des Plaines River Joliet: Will County, Illinois Metal Rivet-Connected Polygonal Warren Through Truss, Movable: Vertical Lift (Tower Drive) Main Spans: 1 By: Unknown A large vertical lift railroad bridge slightly north of Joliet, and hard to reach without a boat.Click to visit page.
Joliet Railroad Bridge
Historic Significance Rating. Railroad (CSX) Over Des Plaines River Joliet: Will County, Illinois Metal 20 Panel Rivet-Connected Pennsylvania Through Truss, Movable: Vertical Lift (Tower Drive) and Approach Spans: Metal 12 Panel Rivet-Connected Baltimore Through Truss, Fixed Total Length: 552 ft
Main Span Length: 302 ft
Roadway Width: 32 ft
Main Spans: 1
1932 By: American Bridge Company of New York, New York This is the big vertical lift railroad bridge that is in the center of Joliet.Click to visit page.
McDonough Street Bridge
Historic Significance Rating. McDonough Street (US-6 and US-52) Over Des Plaines River Joliet: Will County, Illinois Metal Rivet-Connected Pratt Through Truss, Movable: Double Leaf Bascule (Rolling Lift) and Approach Spans: Metal Stringer (Multi-Beam), Fixed Total Length: 407.8 ft
Main Span Length: 174 ft
Roadway Width: 22.6 ft
Main Spans: 1
1934 By: Mississippi Valley Structural Steel Company and Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge Company of Chicago, Illinois This is one of the very special bascule bridges in Joliet and is painted blue recently, suggesting these bridges are cared for.Click to visit page.
Renwick Road Bridge
Spring Banks Road Bridge
Historic Significance Rating. Renwick Road Over Du Page River Plainfield: Will County, Illinois Metal 9 Panel Pin-Connected Pratt Through Truss, Fixed Total Length: 155.8 ft
Main Span Length: 151 ft
Roadway Width: 12 ft
Main Spans: 1
By: Wrought Iron Bridge Company of Canton, Ohio An unusual sight amidst Will County's other historic truss bridges is this late 1800s through truss!Click to visit page.
Ruby Street Bridge
Historic US Route 66 Bridge
Historic Significance Rating. Historic US-66 (Ruby Street, IL-53) Over Des Plaines River Joliet: Will County, Illinois Metal Rivet-Connected Pratt Pony Truss, Movable: Double Leaf Bascule (Fixed Trunnion) Total Length: 396 ft
Main Span Length: 257 ft
Roadway Width: 44 ft
Main Spans: 1
1935 By: Unknown and Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge Company of Chicago, Illinois This is Joliet's only trunnion bascule bridge, and it is part of old US-66.Click to visit page.

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