Rating:
4 votes

Bluff Canal Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Steve Conro in September 2012

Enlarge

BH Photo #239162

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Former County Road designation is unknown at this time. Bridge is pretty overgrown most of the year; good end on shots are very elusive.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned pony truss bridge over Bluff Canal on Abandoned Road
Location
Adams County, Illinois
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Unknown
Design
Pony truss w/wood deck
Dimensions
Total length: 100.0 ft.
Also called
West below Adams CR543
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.13323, -91.40994   (decimal degrees)
40°07'60" N, 91°24'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/635466/4443755 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lima
Inventory number
BH 53506 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

3-panel truss (128)
Abandoned (3,314)
Adams County, Illinois (63)
Beam (14,185)
Bluff Canal (7)
Have street view (25,175)
Illinois (4,441)
Pony truss (15,631)
Pratt pony truss (3,432)
Pratt truss (8,623)
Steel stringer (5,534)
Total length 100-125 feet (4,954)
Truss (31,035)
Wooden deck (5,992)

Update Log 

  • November 13, 2015: Updated by K. Allen Ballard: Upload new photos, add misc info
  • October 8, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • September 11, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Added categories "Wooden deck", "Bluff Canal"

Sources 

  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • K. Allen Ballard - speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com