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This is a list of all 5 bridges from the suspension bridge inventory crossing Vermilion 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.
1898 (footbridge)
Pontiac, Illinois, USA (Vermilion River - Chautauqua Park)
Bridgemeister ID:312
Coordinates:N 40.87696 W 88.62358
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Joliet Bridge and Iron Co.
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire

Notes
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Photo by Edward Windhorst
1898 (footbridge)
Pontiac, Illinois, USA (Vermilion River - Chautauqua Park)
Bridgemeister ID:1862
Coordinates:N 40.87554 W 88.62279
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Joliet Bridge and Iron Co.
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire

Notes
Photo by Edward Windhorst
1978 (footbridge)
Pontiac, Illinois, USA (Vermilion River - Humiston Riverside Park)
Bridgemeister ID:1710
Coordinates:N 40.876867 W 88.63325
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1
Side spans:2
Photo by Edward Windhorst
(footbridge)
Kootenay National Park, British Columbia, Canada (Vermilion River)
Bridgemeister ID:1471
Coordinates:N 51.17053 W 116.15066
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire
(suspension bridge)
Cornell, Illinois, USA (Vermilion River - Valley View Acres)
Bridgemeister ID:1693
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • The postcard says, "Valley View Acres. Cornell, Illinois. Located on Illinois Rte 23 between Streator, Illinois and Pontiac, Illinois. The picturesque suspension bridge spanning the old Vermilion River at Valley View Acres joining the camping area on both sides of river..."
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg

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