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Red Ball Trail Bridge

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Facts 

Overview
Wooden bridge over BNSF Railroad on FAS 1746, 3.75 mi. north of Greenville
Location
Bond County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1907
Design
Timber stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 35.1 ft.
Total length: 157.7 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.94946, -89.39817   (decimal degrees)
38°56'58" N, 89°23'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/292178/4313903 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Greenville
Land survey
T. 6 N., R. 3 W., Sec. 23
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
775
Inventory numbers
IL 003-9904 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15017 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 36.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Beam (14,380)
Bond County, Illinois (28)
Built 1907 (668)
Built during 1900s (6,799)
Have street view (25,415)
Illinois (4,470)
NR-eligible (4,016)
Open (38,219)
Owned by railroad (11,104)
Span length 25-50 feet (14,954)
Timber stringer (3,707)
Total length 125-175 feet (5,672)
Wooden deck (6,003)

Update Log 

  • April 17, 2010: Updated by Kim Harvey: minor change in GPS, street view

Sources 

Comments 

Red Ball Trail Bridge
Posted June 24, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Sorry Sheryl, this site is here to promote the preservation of historic bridges and not to help demolish them.

Red Ball Trail Bridge
Posted June 24, 2019, by Sheryl Delamater (sddphtech [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I am writing to ask when this bridge is going to be replaced or fixed?

It gets worse every day. I wonder who will be on it when it collapses!

Please can someone help with this issue?!

Red Ball Trail Bridge
Posted April 22, 2010, by Dale Travis (daletravis [at] bigfoot [dot] com)

Photos taken 4-20-10.