Illinois Roads - US 6
Looking north on reconstructed Brisbin Rd. east of Morris, at what is now I-80 Exit 116 but was still under construction in 2012. Since that was a stop on the Joliet Road Meet, I have more photos from it on that page, linked at bottom.
Another stop on the meet was the 1932 Brandon Road drawbridge over the Illinois and Michigan Canal, bypassing a dam on the Des Plaines River just south of Joliet. These photos are from where we parked on the north side of the bridge.
On the south side of the bridge, there's a nice view to the north and an old sign heading east on the dam access road.
This interesting suspension bridge about a mile downstream to the west carries just a pipe.
Continuing south on Brandon Rd., I wonder if this trestle and rock cuts also date to 1932, or if Brandon Rd. was around for decades before.
WB leaving Joliet, approaching I-80 just west of its Des Plaines River bridge.
US 6 EB follows IL 53 NB and former US 66 EB through the southern half of Joliet. After the railroad, they turn on Washington St., and then IL 53 continues straight while US 6 heads east on US 30.
I-80/I-94 EB, with a shield from the guide sign parts bin. In Illinois, US highways usually get ignored when they follow Interstates, so I'll take a cutout shield over none at all (and hey, I like cutout shields), but it would have been better to mount this with the other shields instead of alone as if this were the US 6 Expressway. (It's the Kingery.)
Into Iowa on US 6
Onto IL 53/former US 66
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