Pontiac, Illinois has three unique swinging bridges for pedestrian traffic. All three bridges cross the Vermilion River. Although the wooden walkways on the bridges have been replaced many times, the ironwork on the bridges is original. Flooding has damaged the bridges often in the past, but the City always rebuilds them and makes them safe for pedestrians.
At first I wondered what was meant by swinging bridges, until I ventured onto the bridge. And when bicyclists came across the bridge from the other end, I nearly lost my footing due to the bridge's unsteadiness. After I got off the bridge, my legs felt like rubber bands. :-)
Photo captured August 4, 2019.
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