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TR16 Mosquito Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Dale Travis

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BH Photo #152773

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Mosquito Creek on Meridian Avenue/CR 2100E (TR 16), 6 mi. east of Mt.Auburn
Location
Christian County, Illinois, and Macon County, Illinois
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built 1893
Builder
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio (Likely Builder)
Design
Pin-connected, 6-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 76.1 ft.
Total length: 82.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 11.5 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.74425, -89.14087   (decimal degrees)
39°44'39" N, 89°08'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/316568/4401563 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Stonington
Inventory numbers
IL 011-3274 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15066 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/2011)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 0.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2005)
25

Update Log 

  • March 14, 2016: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added likely builder based on style.
  • September 3, 2014: New photos from Elliott Johnson
  • March 2, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Updated design

Sources 

Comments 

TR16 Mosquito Creek Bridge
Posted March 14, 2016, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Shallow a-frame portal, sway bracing design/connection, vertical v-lacing orientation, hip vertical lower chord connection design, and 1890s construction date suggest this is a Wrought Iron Bridge Co bridge so I added that.

Mosquito Creek Bridge
Posted February 14, 2014, by Elliott Johnson (elliottsgon15 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

took some updated pictures of this bridge while in the area today.