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Witch's Bridge

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Photo taken by Elliott Johnson in March 2014

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #279426

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Bear Creek on CR 990N, 1.75 mi. north of Palmer
Location
Christian County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1916
Builder
- Central States Bridge Co. of Indianapolis, Indiana
Design
Riveted 6-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 104.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.0 ft.
Also called
CR990N Bear Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.49153, -89.41538   (decimal degrees)
39°29'29" N, 89°24'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/292291/4374109 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Morrisonville
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
25
Inventory numbers
IL 011-3071 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15058 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2014)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 27.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • May 19, 2019: New photos from Steve Conro
  • March 15, 2014: Updated by Elliott Johnson: added "haunted" to category list, added alternate name
  • March 11, 2014: New photos from Elliott Johnson
  • October 8, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Elliott Johnson - elliottsgon15 [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Bear Creek Bridge
Posted March 15, 2014, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Very Cool!

This bridge features plaques that were used by the New Castle Bridge Company around the turn of the century. New Castle BC became Central States in 1905 and this is the first use of the older style plaques that I have seen.

Bear Creek Bridge
Posted November 22, 2007, by Dale Travis (travisdj [at] bigfoot [dot] com)

Pictures taken 11-9-07.