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Hennepin Canal Aqueduct #2

Map 

Description 

The Hennepin originally had nine aqueducts -- concrete troughs which carried the canal and its traffic across larger rivers and streams. Today, six remain the other three are replaced by pipes that carry the canal flow under the creek or river the aqueduct crossed over.

Facts 

Overview
Hennepin Canal aqueduct over Big Bureau Creek
Location
Bureau County, Illinois
Status
Lost in 1998 flood. Replaced with pedestrian bridge to restore bike path
History
Built between 1892-1907. Lost in 1998 flood.
Design
Syphon now used to carry canal flow under Bureau Creek
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.32235, -89.51860   (decimal degrees)
41°19'20" N, 89°31'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/289208/4577602 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wyanet
Inventory number
BH 49973 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Aqueduct (73)
Bureau County, Illinois (104)
Destroyed by flood (333)
Hennepin Canal (31)
Illinois (3,858)
Lost (18,855)
Lost 1998 (388)
Lost during 1990s (3,715)
Owned by state (13,861)

Update Log 

  • November 1, 2011: Added by Steve Conro

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