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Old East Street Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by James McCray

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BH Photo #180972

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Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Sangamon River on a pedestrian trail (former East Street) in Mahomet
Location
Mahomet, Champaign County, Illinois
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1912
Builder
- Decatur Bridge Co. of Decatur, Illinois
Design
2-span pin-connected Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.19226, -88.39824   (decimal degrees)
40°11'32" N, 88°23'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/380980/4450033 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mahomet
Inventory number
BH 46418 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 29, 2017: Updated by Dave King: Added categories "A-frame portal", "Wooden deck"
  • May 30, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • October 5, 2010: New photos from J.P.
  • October 5, 2010: Added by James McCray

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Mike Roegner

Comments 

Old East Street Bridge
Posted October 8, 2010, by Mike Roegner (Roegner [at] soltec [dot] net)

Well you can't say this bridge lacks photo documentation. Here's a few photos of the bridge before the 1997-98 rehab. It was fairly neglected with the prerequisite pile of dirt blocking the roadway. The thing I don't see in these photos is the builders plaque. I wonder if that was in storage somewhere, or if the current plaque was original to the bridge.

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.

Old East Street Bridge
Posted October 6, 2010, by Mike Roegner (rogner [at] soltec [dot] net)

Here's a photo of the bridge undergoing restoration. The deck was originaly concrete,and has been replaced with a wood deck. There's only one builders plaque - I guess they were lucky to have that.