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Old Nokomis Road Bridge

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Iron Bridge

Photo Submitted by Dino Strunk in August 2013

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BH Photo #282104

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Description 

I'll be honest and say I wish I had more information on this bridge. I remember crossing it as a very young child, but it was also removed when I was very young too. I remember it's location well, but I can't say exactly what year it was built or removed. I'm just estimating from what was stated from the one picture article that I found and how old I am/was approximately at the time I recall crossing it. This bridge was very similar...almost identical...to the old Oak Hill Cemetery Bridge located just to the north and east of this location. In my opinion, I believe this bridge was always overshadowed by the Cemetery Bridge, which is why very few people recall this bridge. If anyone has any other information about this bridge, please feel free to add it here.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over S Fork Sangamon River on S. Shumway St./N 1250 East Rd
Location
Christian County, Illinois
Status
No longer exists
History
Built 1914, removed 1973
Design
Pratt through truss
Also called
Iron Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.52249, -89.29770   (decimal degrees)
39°31'21" N, 89°17'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/302499/4377281 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Taylorville
Inventory number
BH 60702 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1914 (719)
Built during 1910s (8,806)
Christian County, Illinois (63)
Illinois (3,865)
Lost (18,940)
Lost 1973 (45)
Lost during 1970s (395)
Owned by township (2,333)
Pratt through truss (4,624)
Pratt truss (8,069)
Through truss (12,948)
Truss (29,548)

Update Log 

  • May 21, 2016: New photo from Dino Strunk
  • April 18, 2014: Added by Dino Strunk

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  • Dino Strunk

Comments 

Old Nokomis Road Bridge
Posted May 21, 2016, by Dino Strunk

Here's a better picture.

Old Nokomis Road Bridge
Posted January 21, 2015, by Randy Bingham (rbingham81 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Dino, I came across this while searching for a planned railroad from tville to Nokomis that never materialized. I think the bridge may be just a few years older maybe 1908? The newsclipping of 1909 mentions the ditch from "The steel bridge" over the southfork. I always wondered why that part of the river was so straight and assumed done when the new bridge went up...never knew it was done that long ago.