Earlier this year, the Illinois Department of Transportation accepted comments on the rehabilitation of the Illinois 178 bridge over the Vermillion River just north of Lowell, Illinois. needs repairs. The was built in 1934 and was last rehabilitated in 1989. IDOT Location and Environmental Studies Engineer Dave Alexander said the open spandrel arch bridge is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places - NPS and the the goal is to repair it without leaving it looking like it’s been repaired. The Historic Preservation Division, Illinois Department of Natural Resources and other National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers members work with federal and state agencies to help preserve historic infrastructure in communities throughout America.