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Wells Fork Bridge

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New UCEB 1

Wells Fork has been replaced by....drum roll please....this UCEB, sometime 2015 is my guess.

Photo taken by K. Allen Ballard in July 14, 2015

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BH Photo #331905

Map 

Description 

AS of 3-29-14, it looks as though some deck work has been done, as some utility work has been done in the area as well, although the deck is still in pretty bad shape. UPDATE; July 14, 2015; Bridge is gone, replaced by UCEB, had a hard time finding it because the maps all say this is CR800; it is actually CR700 per the road sign. Beyond the new bridge the road is pretty washed up.

Facts 

Overview
Bedstead Pony truss bridge over Wells Fork on CR700/800N, 4.5 mi. south of Timewell
Location
Brown County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Future prospects
Replaced by a UCEB sometime in 2014
History
Built 1905, Replaced 2014
Design
Bedstead Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 44.9 ft.
Total length: 74.7 ft.
Deck width: 13.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.94380, -90.87653   (decimal degrees)
39°56'38" N, 90°52'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/681414/4423678 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kellerville
Land survey
T. 1 S., R. 4 W., Sec. 32
Inventory numbers
IL 005-3406 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15023 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2007)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 21.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2002)
129

Update Log 

  • April 24, 2016: New photos from Steve Conro
  • July 15, 2015: Updated by Elliott Johnson: fixed route information as nbi survey shows this one road is both cr 700 and 800
  • July 14, 2015: Updated by K. Allen Ballard: Added photos of new UCEB; Changed Bridge status to replaced
  • March 30, 2014: Updated by Elliott Johnson: changed status to open, added description

Sources 

  • Elliott Johnson - elliottsgon15 [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • K. Allen Ballard - speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Wells Fork Bridge
Posted April 18, 2010, by Dale Travis (daletravis [at] bigfoot [dot] com)

Photos taken 4-9-10. This bridge is open.