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Devils Island Bridge

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Photo taken by James Baughn in January 2012

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Overview
Abandoned slab bridge over Picayune Chute (Mississippi River side channel) on Devils Island Road
Location
Alexander County, Illinois
Status
Abandoned
Design
Low-water concrete slab
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.32775, -89.43680   (decimal degrees)
37°19'40" N, 89°26'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/284100/4134016 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
McClure
Inventory number
BH 51032 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,574)
Alexander County, Illinois (32)
Illinois (4,597)
Low Water Crossing (71)
Owned by state (15,754)
Slab (2,006)

Update Log 

  • February 21, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Low water crossing"
  • January 22, 2012: Added by James Baughn

Comments 

Devils Island Bridge
Posted February 22, 2013, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

A couple of buildings show on the recent topo and 1923 shows a different channel but no cemetery.

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/topo/illinois/txu-pclmaps-top...

Who would want to be buried on Devils Island?

Devils Island Bridge
Posted February 21, 2013, by Michael (msh52 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Was there ever a village on the island and if so, was there a cemetery?