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Hennepin Canal Aqueduct #1

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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
Lost Bridge over East Bureau Creek on Hennepin Canal
Location
Bureau County, Illinois
Status
Lost / Replaced with pedestrian bridge to restore bike path
History
Built between 1892-1907 Replaced pedestrian bridge to carry trail
Design
Concrete trough on concrete piers.
Syphon system now carries canal flow under the creek
Also called
East Bureau Creek Aqueduct
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.30520, -89.39529   (decimal degrees)
41°18'19" N, 89°23'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/299476/4575405 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Princeton South
Inventory number
BH 50016 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Aqueduct (73)
Bureau County, Illinois (104)
Hennepin Canal (31)
Illinois (3,858)
Lost (18,855)

Update Log 

  • November 3, 2011: Added by Steve Conro

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