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Old Stone Arch Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by J.P.

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BH Photo #180807

Map 

Description 

In 1863, the first street railway connected downtown Urbana with the Illinois Central station to the west. The horse-drawn line passed over the original bridge. Street Cars replaced the horses when service stopped in 1936. In 1984, the current bridge was built as a replica of the original.

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Boneyard Creek on pedestrian pathway in Champaign
Location
Champaign, Champaign County, Illinois
Status
Rebuilt
History
Built 1861, rebuilt 1984
Railroad
- Interurban
Design
Stone arch
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 14, 1981
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.11151, -88.23581   (decimal degrees)
40°06'41" N, 88°14'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/394682/4440865 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Urbana
Inventory numbers
NRHP 81000210 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 46409 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (7,708)
Arch (12,267)
Built 1861 (31)
Built during 1860s (534)
Champaign County, Illinois (38)
Champaign, Illinois (2)
Deck arch (11,507)
Illinois (4,759)
Interurban (926)
Lost (25,548)
Modern (2,470)
NR-listed (2,968)
Preserved (1,205)
Railroad (15,801)
Replaced by new bridge (17,233)
Stone arch (3,104)

Update Log 

  • July 19, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added stream name
  • November 11, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • October 12, 2010: New photos from James McCray
  • October 4, 2010: Added by J.P.

Sources 

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

Comments 

Old Stone Arch Bridge
Posted November 12, 2012, by J.P. (wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge looks awesome compared to when I found it when the park was still being built.