Someone has stolen a bridge in Kane Township, Illinois.
The 20-foot-long, 10-foot-wide wood and iron bridge was likely removed as one piece, police told the Journal Courier newspaper.
It wasn't noticed immediately because it is used infrequently by farmers to gain access to their properties.
"We've had street signs and stop signs stolen," Greene County Sheriff Rob McMillen told the newspaper. "But to go to the extent of taking a bridge from a road "¦ you don't see that happen."
Someone noticed the bridge was missing and reported it to police. McMillen said he believes the bridge was stolen in March.
An officer who answered the phone at the sheriff's office confirmed the story is true, but was unable to provide further details.
Stealing a bridge is a felony because the bridge is government-owned.
Kane Township is 90 km north of St. Louis, Mo.