Great Loop Radio Podcast: The Lowest Bridge on the Great Loop

The railroad bridge at Mile 300.5 on the Illinois Waterway is the lowest fixed bridge on the Great Loop for which there is no alternate route. Currently charted at 19.7′, you must pass under this bridge if you plan to do the entire Great Loop route. Have you ever wondered why the bridge is so low? Or why it no longer opens to allow taller traffic to pass? Patrick Hynes has, and he’s our guest on this week’s podcast. He’ll share the results of his research on the history of this bridge and what its future may be.

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