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Captain Swift Covered Bridge 13-06-05

Photos 

Photo taken by Sean Flynn in June 2008

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BH Photo #131315

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Modern covered bridge over Big Bureau Creek near Princeton
Location
Princeton, Bureau County, Illinois
Status
Open to two-lane traffic
History
Built 2006
Design
Built to modern highway standards and made entirely out of wood and is the only two lane covered bridge in Illinois.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 119.4 ft.
Total length: 128.0 ft.
Deck width: 28.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.37880, -89.49785   (decimal degrees)
41°22'44" N, 89°29'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/291125/4583819 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Princeton North
Inventory numbers
IL 006-4288 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 38476 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 25, 2019: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • February 21, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Name, Overview, GPS and status
  • July 8, 2009: New photos from Brian McKee
  • January 5, 2009: Added by Sean Flynn

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Comments 

Captain Swift
Posted January 31, 2009, by Tony (ajcrisanti [at] comcast [dot] net)

A good place to launch or land a canoe or kayak. Big Bureau Creek is one of the most interesting creeks in Northern IL.