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Illinois Prairie Path Bridge - 1989 - Villa Park, Illinois
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Go Boilers!
N 41° 53.187 W 087° 57.717
16T E 420191 N 4637616
Quick Description: In the southwest corner of the bridge.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 7/29/2011 4:05:26 PM
Waymark Code: WMC5Y4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
Views: 3

Long Description:
The bridge is a single steel span and is approximately 225 long. It crosses a 6 lane road. The Illinois Prairie Path (IPP) was the first successful "rail-to-trail" conversion in the United States and inspired a national rail-to-trail movement in the United States in the mid-1960s. The trail contain 62 miles of biking, hiking, jogging, equestrian, and nature trails. The main stem crosses several major roads, including route 83.

Text on plaque:
Prairie Path
Built 1989 by
State of Illinois
FAP RTE 872 SEC 543HB-1(88)
STA 679
20.74 LOADING HS15
STR. NO 022+0156
Date built or dedicated as indicated on the date stone or plaque.: 1989

Road, body of water, land feature, etc. that the bridge spans.: Route 83

Website (if available): Not listed

Parking (safe parking location): Not Listed

Date stone, plaque location.: Not listed

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