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Memorial Bridge



Photo taken by Robert Stephenson


Street View 


Open-spandrel arch bridge over Wabash River on Business US 50 at Vincennes
Vincennes, Lawrence County, Illinois, and Knox County, Indiana
Open to traffic
Finished October 15, 1932 for $258,981.34; rehabilitated 1992
- Ferguson Construction Co. of Rockford, Illinois
Seven concrete open-spandrel arches
Length of largest span: 190.0 ft.
Total length: 1,066.0 ft.
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Lincoln Memorial Bridge (official name)
Vincennes Bridge
George Rogers Clark Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.68135, -87.53510   (decimal degrees)
38°40'53" N, 87°32'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/453457/4281552 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
IL 051-0036 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15440 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2009)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 66.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009 17101)

Update Log 

  • July 10, 2014: New photos from Andrew Raker
  • July 9, 2014: New photos from Andrew Raker
  • September 30, 2012: Merged duplicate listings
  • October 9, 2011: New photo from Steve Conro
  • October 30, 2010: Updated by Ed Hollowell: Corrected complrtion date, added builder, cost and spans
  • April 29, 2010: New photos from Robert Stephenson
  • April 21, 2010: New Street View added by J.P.
  • April 18, 2010: New photos from Robert Stephenson
  • May 31, 2009: New photos from Jim Grey
  • May 16, 2009: New photos from Robert Stephenson
  • February 8, 2009: Updated by David Backlin
  • June 19, 2008: New photo from Robert Stephenson



Vincennes Bridge
Posted April 21, 2010, by Todd D. Walker (mrwalk08 [at] aol [dot] com)

Can't those spray paint weilding morons find better things to do than deface beautifully kept reminders of America's great bridgebuilding past. This open spandrel arch looks rehabilitated but the stupid graffiti spoils it all.

Wabash River IN 441 Bridge
Posted June 19, 2008, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Robert, that is a beautiful bridge and a stunning photograph! If it weren't for the debris, it could be a post card view. Kudos on a great shot!

Wabash River IN 441 Bridge
Posted October 3, 2007, by Chris Light (cjkadj [at] juno [dot] com)

Known locally as the 'Memorial Bridge', it's construction is part of the design for the George Rogers National Memorial located at it's southeast corner (in Vincennes, Indiana).

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