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Beardstown Toll Bridge

Photos 

Beardstown flood 1943

Art Kistler, IDOT 5-22-1943

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BH Photo #330559

Map 

Video 

1943 footage of the flood around Beardstown IL narrated by William Bartlow

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Illinois River on State Street in Beardstown
Location
Beardstown, Cass County, Illinois, and Schuyler County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1888, replaced in 1955
Also called
State Street Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.01986, -90.43642   (decimal degrees)
40°01'11" N, 90°26'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/718776/4433109 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Beardstown
Inventory number
BH 37291 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 27, 2015: New video from Jacob P. Bernard
  • June 27, 2015: New photo from Gene Smania
  • October 19, 2009: Updated by Kim Harvey: second link
  • August 24, 2008: Added by Kim Harvey

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Comments 

Beardstown Toll Bridge
Posted June 27, 2015, by Elliott Johnson (elliottsgon15 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

there is a video on youtube of the flooding in 1943, showing this old bridge many times, credit will be given to the poster and the narrator.

Beardstown Toll Bridge
Posted April 24, 2013, by Bill Graber (foursecretary [at] aol [dot] com)

There is a picture of the east portal of this old bridge in 4/24/13 State Journal-Register, Springfield's newspaper. It is showing the sandbagging being done in 1943 for the "big flood". It is a "file" picture from the SJ-R.