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Bluff Canal Bridge TR 9


Photo taken by Steve Conro in September 2012


BH Photo #239169

Street View 


Pony truss bridge over Bluff Canal on TR 9 (CR N 2900th Ave) 2.0 mi. west of Lima
Adams County, Illinois
Closed; 3 feet of each each has been peeled back; blocked off.
Built 1905
Pratt pony truss
Length of largest span: 70.9 ft.
Total length: 107.9 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.18416, -91.41577   (decimal degrees)
40°11'03" N, 91°24'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/634868/4449400 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2000)
Inventory numbers
IL 001-3058 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 14980 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2014)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 19.5 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • October 15, 2020: New Street View added by Doug Klingerman
  • March 28, 2016: Updated by K. Allen Ballard: BRIDGE Remains closed since my last visit.
  • February 15, 2016: Updated by Elliott Johnson: Bridge is now open according to 2015 nbi
  • November 6, 2015: Updated by K. Allen Ballard: Add new photo of closed bridge
  • September 5, 2015: Updated by Elliott Johnson: this bridge was closed when i drove through the area september 3rd
  • September 11, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Added category "Bluff Canal"


  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Elliott Johnson - elliottsgon15 [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • K. Allen Ballard - speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Doug K


Bluff Canal Bridge TR 9
Posted September 19, 2018, by Marcy Hess (marcymhess [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This Bridge is now open for private road to landowner. after going to court since Seot. 2015. Township and landowner have spent tens of thousands of dollars due to landowner needing it kept open for best way to hard road near their home. Homeowner was not notified of the bridge closing until two weeks prior to its closing.Now,Hunt - Lima drainage district is appealing the decision wanting it to be closed again and possibly removed.Spending more unnecessary taxpayer money for this. Landowner now has to keep a gate at each end of closed road to keep people from using the road and bridge.There is a bridge next door that is now a private road and bridge. This is all un called for. People of the Lima township and drainage districts need to know this after all it is their taxpayer dollars being used for this due to the egos of the road commissioner and drainage members.

Bluff Canal Bridge
Posted May 4, 2010, by Dale Travis (daletravis [at] bigfoot [dot] com)

Photos taken 4-28-10.