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Spring Valley Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken April 2005 by Brent Freesmeyer

BH Photo #102135

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Five-span through truss bridge over the Illinois River on IL 89 south of Spring Valley
Location
Bureau County, Illinois, and Putnam County, Illinois
Status
Open to two-lane traffic
Future prospects
Bridge Replacement Listed in FY 2012-2017 Highway Improvement Program
History
Built 1934; rehabilitated 1989
Design
Pennsylvania through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 364.0 ft.
Total length: 1,775.1 ft.
Deck width: 22.6 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.1 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.31227, -89.19946   (decimal degrees)
41°18'44" N, 89°11'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/315892/4575756 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Spring Valley
Inventory numbers
IL 078-0006 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15039 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2012)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 32.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
5,650

Update Log 

  • February 3, 2015: New photos from Gene Smania
  • January 13, 2015: New photos from Gene Smania
  • November 30, 2011: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • April 12, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • May 4, 2005: Posted photos by Brent Freesmeyer

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Brent Freesmeyer - bcfreesmeyer [at] msn [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth

Comments 

Spring Valley Bridge
Posted April 7, 2016, by Michael Taylor (Battlebotguy2 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Yet another bridge that could be restored and still have hundreds, of years of life ahead. Instead IDOT has decided to tear it down and replace it with an ugly concrete slab that will rot away in a few years.

Spring Valley Bridge
Posted March 17, 2011, by Gene Smania

Bridge plate from Spring Valley Bridge

Spring Valley Bridge
Posted March 12, 2011, by Gene Smania

1939 photo by Art Kistler, IDOT employee. 1927 photo by unknown, supplied by Tom Romanowski.