Jefferson & Cass Bridges, Des Plaines River
JLK determined the Section 106 Area of Potential Effects boundary for the US-30 Des Plaines River Bridges- Jefferson and Cass Bridges.
Illinois Department of Transportation
About this Project
JLK determined the Section 106 Area of Potential Effects boundary for the two US-30 Des Plaines River Bridges. The Jefferson Street Bridge and Cass Street Bridge are part of the US-30 Route formerly known as the Lincoln Highway.
The bridges are two of the four Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridges in a row and two of five movable bridges in Joliet. Each bridge, both built in 1932, can only accommodate one-way traffic and thus must work as a system; the eastbound Jefferson Street Bridge leads traffic from the residential areas of town to the industrial east side, while the Cass Street Bridge runs from east to west.
Jefferson Street Bridge
This bridge was built in 1932. It is one of the 4 Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridges- in a row in Joliet. This bridge is also one of the 5 movable bridges located in Joliet. Located adjacent to Downtown, it is mapped in Billie Limacher Park. Jefferson Bridge is associated with Illinois Waterway History.
Cass Street Bridge
Cass Street Bridge was built in 1932, soon after the Jefferson Bridge was completed. It is also one of the 4 Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridges in a row in Joliet. This bridge is one of the 5 movable bridges located in Joliet. Located adjacent to Downtown, it is associated with Illinois Waterway History.