Abandoned, never used bridge
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Here’s my friend Michael standing on the railing of a bridge built to carry US 50 that was never used.
Three such bridges were built, actually. A new section of US 50 was built from Carlyle, Illinois, west for about 22 miles. It was intended to carry four lanes of traffic, divided, but only two lanes were built along most of this span. However, twin bridges were built everywhere US 50 crossed a stream. In each case, only the northern bridge of each pair has ever carried traffic. The southern bridge was simply left to molder.
Last updated on 14 March 2020 by Jim Grey