The Illinois Rail Trail Where You Can Walk Across Two Historic Railroad Bridges Is A Grand Adventure
By Chris Muras|Published November 15, 2022
Every adventure starts with a single step. And then another, and another, until you find yourself somewhere new and undiscovered. That’s the journey of a writer. You never know where the next word will take you. Hopefully, together, we can experience some amazing new adventures at OnlyInYourState.
How do you lose a bridge? It happened, in a sense, and that is how the Lost Bridge Trail got its name. This 11.1-mile out-and-back trail is one of Springfield, Illinois’ earliest and most popular multi-use trails. Much of it runs along an abandoned railroad corridor from the former Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Along this walking and biking trail, you’ll pass over not one but two historic railroad bridges – one of which was almost lost. Let’s go for a walk, shall we?
The Springfield trailhead is on Rielly Drive at the far end of a parking lot. The Rochester trailhead can be accessed on Walnut Street just off of S. Grand Avenue East.
Have you found any other interesting trails in the area with fascinating or historic bridges? Let us know all about them with a comment. For more hiking adventures in Illinois read about these hiking trails that lead to cool bridges in Illinois.
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