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Bilyeu's Crossing Bridge

Photos 

Bilyeu's Ford Crossing Bridge

From the Zobrist Av. side

Photo taken by Randy Weiss in April 2013

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BH Photo #252493

Map 

Description 

Bridge is called by locals as Bilyeu Ford Crossing Bridge. May have been closed 1976.

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Shoal Creek on Bilyeu Road/Zobrist Avenue
Location
Bond County, Illinois
Status
No longer exists
Design
Pin-connected, 6-panel Pratt through truss bridge
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 119.1 ft.
Total length: 121.1 ft.
Deck width: 16.4 ft.
Also called
Zero Ton Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.87029, -89.52021   (decimal degrees)
38°52'13" N, 89°31'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/281357/4305401 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pocahontas
Inventory numbers
IL 003-3309 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 56003 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/1991)
Deck condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 24.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1990)
25

Update Log 

  • December 31, 2016: New photos from David Huffman
  • March 8, 2016: Updated by Kim Harvey: NBI data imported
  • April 13, 2013: Added by Randy Weiss

Sources 

Comments 

Bilyeu's Crossing Bridge
Posted December 31, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This one had some interesting hip verticals. The eyebars look like they were looped around a pin was that attached to a short built up member. I have seen a few similar examples, but I have found it to be uncommon.

Bilyeu's Crossing Bridge
Posted December 31, 2016, by David Huffman (davhuffm [at] mindspring [dot] com)

The bridge is gone. Only the piers and some metal remain.

Bilyeu's Crossing Bridge
Posted November 27, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)