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This is a list of all 3 bridges from the suspension bridge inventory crossing Des Plaines River. Please note that different rivers with the same name will be grouped together. For example, selecting 'Bear Creek' shows bridges across several different Bear Creeks. Also, similarly named rivers are grouped separately. For example, 'River Dee' (UK) bridges are grouped separately from 'Dee River' (Australia) bridges. Wherever you see a "Bridgemeister ID" number you can click it to isolate the bridge on its own page. Click here to go to the list of crossings.
(conveyor bridge)
Joliet, Illinois, USA (Des Plaines River - Joliet 29 Generating Station)
Bridgemeister ID:2574
Coordinates:N 41.494281 W 88.119729
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Conveyor
Status:Extant (last checked, 2012)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
(footbridge)
North Riverside, Illinois, USA (Des Plaines River - Riverside Golf Club)
Bridgemeister ID:861
O'Donnell ID:153
Coordinates:N 41.84336 W 87.82781
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~150f
Notes
  • This bridge employs an interesting system of cable stays and inclined suspenders. It accomodates foot and golf cart traffic.
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
H. Wallace Caldwell Memorial (Swinging)
Riverside, Illinois, USA (Des Plaines River)
Bridgemeister ID:775
O'Donnell ID:152
Coordinates:N 41.826083 W 87.8176
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~210f
Notes
  • Deck replaced August 26-27, 2002.
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell

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