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Miller Creek Bridge

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Overview

Photo taken by James Baughn

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BH Photo #102108

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Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Miller Creek on Old Illinois Route 3 northeast of Thebes, 1 mi. north of Thebes
Location
Alexander County, Illinois
Status
Open to two-lane traffic
History
Built 1933
Design
Riveted, 5-panel Pratt pony truss with concrete tee beam approaches
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 81.7 ft.
Total length: 147.9 ft.
Deck width: 21.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.24005, -89.44356   (decimal degrees)
37°14'24" N, 89°26'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/283249/4124300 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Thebes
Land survey
T. 15 S., R. 3 W., Sec. 4
Inventory numbers
IL 002-0010 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15014 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2012)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 18.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
175

Categories 

5-panel truss (453)
Alexander County, Illinois (32)
Built 1933 (595)
Built during 1930s (10,694)
Concrete balustrade (681)
Have street view (22,590)
IL 3 (5)
Illinois (3,867)
NR-eligible (3,979)
Open (36,900)
Owned by state (13,898)
Pony truss (15,088)
Pratt truss (8,071)
Riveted (1,911)
Span length 75-100 feet (5,884)
Structurally deficient (18,555)
Total length 125-175 feet (5,308)
Truss (29,557)

Update Log 

  • March 10, 2017: New photo from John Christeson
  • November 16, 2013: New photo from James Baughn
  • May 1, 2011: New Street View added by J.P.
  • April 3, 2005: Posted new photos

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • John Christeson - john_christeson [at] yahoo [dot] com