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Tiskilwa Bridge

Photos 

Side view

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

BH Photo #102140

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