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Tiskilwa Bridge

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Side view

Photo taken October 1989 by Roger McCredie for the Historic American Engineering Record

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Bureau Creek on TR 236 near Tiskilwa
Location
Bureau County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by modern bridge
History
Built 1884; replaced 1995
Builders
- Decatur Bridge Co. of Decatur, Illinois
- Smith Bridge Co. of Toledo, Ohio
Design
Main span: Pin-connected, 8-panel Pratt through truss (Smith Bridge Co.);
North span: Riveted, 4-panel Pratt pony truss (Decatur Bridge Co.)
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 119.0 ft.
Total length: 194.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.29342, -89.49332   (decimal degrees)
41°17'36" N, 89°29'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/291232/4574329 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Princeton South
Land survey
T. 25 N., R. 11 E., Sec. 7
Inventory number
BH 15040 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 27, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Adjusted GPS coordinates; Added Builder and Design

Sources 

  • Robert Stephenson - seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • HAER IL-108 - Tiskilwa Bridge, Toconship Road 236 over Bureau Creek, Tiskilwa vicinity, Bureau County, IL