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Edgewood Bridge (Pre 1894)

Photo 

Bridge across the Bureau, on Backbone Road

From the book "Beautiful Bureau"

Photo by G. W. Skilling, E. H. Masters in 1894

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BH Photo #506749

Description 

First of four bridges at this location. It exists in an 1894 photo, and was replaced in 1912. Replaced again in 1976 and 2016.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pony arch bridge over Bureau Creek on Backbone Road
Location
Bureau County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Existed in 1894; replaced 1912
Design
Metal pony arch
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.40673, -89.50956   (decimal degrees)
41°24'24" N, 89°30'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/290236/4586948 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 94285 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Bowstring pony truss (346)
Bowstring truss (664)
Bureau County, Illinois (121)
Illinois (4,929)
Lost (28,414)
Lost 1912 (47)
Lost during 1910s (650)
Pony truss (17,006)
Replaced by new bridge (19,321)
Truss (35,407)

Update Log 

  • September 9, 2021: Updated by Art Suckewer: added truss type
  • September 8, 2021: Updated by Roger Deschner: Added, with photo

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Comments 

Edgewood Bridge (original)
Posted September 9, 2021, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Roger & Nathan,

My guess is its a pony. It's not clear enough to be certain but I'm guessing its a King Bridge Co product.

Regards,

Art S.

Edgewood Bridge (original)
Posted September 8, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

It appears to be an 1870s iron bowstring truss.

Edgewood Bridge (original)
Posted September 8, 2021, by Roger Deschner (rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com)

Is this 19th century bridge a wrought iron arch of some sort?