Rating:
3 votes

Bear Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Steve Conro in September 2012

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BH Photo #239132

Map 

Description 

Bridge is now closed by means of Steel Guard rails and big piles of dirt / gravel both ends. Beautiful setting, good photog opportunities.

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Bear Creek on W Adams St, 0.5 mi. southwest of Loraine
Location
Adams County, Illinois
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
Future prospects
Unknown Prospects
History
Built 1905
Design
Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 82.0 ft.
Total length: 85.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.14544, -91.23264   (decimal degrees)
40°08'44" N, 91°13'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/650544/4445397 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Loraine
Inventory numbers
IL 001-3071 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 14978 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2012)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 23.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
50

Update Log 

  • March 24, 2015: Updated by K. Allen Ballard: Update Status; add new photos

Sources 

  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • K. Allen Ballard - speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Bear Creek Bridge
Posted March 24, 2015, by K. Allen Ballard (speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com)

Probably been closed since last year.

Bear Creek Bridge
Posted May 5, 2010, by Dale Travis (daletravis [at] bigfoot [dot] com)

Photos taken 4-28-10.