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Spoon River Bridge

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Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2011

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BH Photo #222086

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Description 

Great re-use of materials. Obviously widened but built with the sides of an old railroad flatcar. The old stake brackets are used for the railing.

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Spoon River on CR 800N
Location
Bureau County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1910
Design
Bridge is built using an old railroad flatcar
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 49.9 ft.
Total length: 51.8 ft.
Deck width: 19.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.26316, -89.73779   (decimal degrees)
41°15'47" N, 89°44'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/270654/4571585 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Buda
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
50
Inventory numbers
IL 006-4203 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 50608 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 35.8 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • May 13, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Recycled Flatcar"
  • December 19, 2011: Added by Steve Conro

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