Construction work continues at historic 1863 bridgeMay 12, 2020 [Shaw Media photo/Scott Anderson]Ron Vancil, a highway construction supervisor for the Illinois Department of Transportation, glances at a pallet of old I-beams that were torn out of the Red Covered Bridge near Princeton. Vancil estimates that the beams are more than 50 years old. IDOT is replacing the decking of the bridge. [Shaw Media photo/Scott Anderson]IDOT is replacing the I-beams and decking on the Red Covered Bridge. Here, the decking on the approaches has been removed, and the I-beams are beginning to be taken out. [Shaw Media photo/Scott Anderson]Here, a new wooden center support beam weighing 1,200 pounds was hauled into the job site.