Ride 43: Where's the Bridge?
Biking Illinois: 60 Great Road Trips and Trail Rides
Springfield, IL July 7, 2005
I rode the Lost Bridge Trail in December 2004, but I didn't take
enough pictures because it was so cold. Despite a stiff breeze, I
attempted to use a voice recorder to narrate the ride. The wind noise
was so annoying that I decided to take written notes for future rides
I returned on a summer evening to shoot
most of the photos below. I still didn't take enough pictures, but I
only needed one good shot for Biking
Illinois was experiencing a drought in 2005, as evidenced by the low
water level of Sugar Creek.
This is a typical view of the tree-lined asphalt path.
These flowers were blooming along the path, but I don't know what
The only photo from December 2004 (notice the leafless trees) shows
the eastern end of the Lost Bridge Trail. Someday the trail could be
extended to Taylorville and Pana on this right-of-way. The ride
described in Biking Illinois
doesn't go as far as this dead end, though.
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