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Misc. photos

The 50th anniversary Interstate system signs, unique to Illinois, should have come down by 2012. No one can read them at freeway speeds anyway.

Just off I-24 in Metropolis, 5th St. WB a block beyond US 45.

The next four photos are courtesy Doug Kerr (IL 62 and IL 89).

IL 89 NB across the Kankakee River.

And IL 89 SB.

For reasons unknown, US 30 heads around the north and east of Plainfield, while the original Lincoln Highway went right through the middle. Never fear, IL 126 comes in off old US 66 and takes over for a few blocks. You'd think the meeting place of two such important highways would be more notable than a moderately sized river town that is now part of Chicago exurbia.

More narrow shields for a 3-digit route, nearing I-55. For some reason, what looks just fine on 126 turns horrible here.

Down to 8th St. in East St. Louis, one of the only places where I would discourage you from following in my tracks. Get it? Tracks? Because that's a railroad? The tall viaduct in the background is an approach to the now rail-only MacArthur Bridge, which once also carried US 66. Click that link to find out more about this hybrid structure.

Highland Ave. WB over the Fox River in Elgin.

A more impressive and unusual bridge, Jackson St. in Joliet, across the Des Plaines River, looking southwest from Ottawa St. Jackson St. is US 6 to the east.

Looking west across the drawbridge.

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