Friday, May 22, 2015

IT Bridge

 Fairview Park in Decatur, Ill. is a scenic and interesting relic of days gone by.  Coming west out of Decatur, the Illinois Terminal paralleled the Wabash, except at the park, where the electric line detoured around the wide valley of little Stevens Creek.  The bridge spanning the creek is still in place, now in use for a walking path.

It may not be the McKinley Bridge, but it's impressive nonetheless.

The Wabash bridge over the same little creek is even more impressive, I must admit.  

And on an island in a pond nearby, there's a scale model, about four feet high, of the famous streetcar Transfer Station in downtown Decatur, which has been preserved.  

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