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IL 130 Embarras River Bridge

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IL 130 Embarras River Bridge

Mattoon Journal Gazette: April 27 1976

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BH Photo #441846

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Embarras River on IL 130
Location
Charleston, Coles County, Illinois
Status
No longer exists. Replaced by new bridge.
Builder
- Illinois Highway Department (Likely designers)
Design
Riveted Parker through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.45766, -88.14647   (decimal degrees)
39°27'28" N, 88°08'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/401366/4368192 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84066 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 16, 2019: New photo from Curtis Hudson
  • February 11, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type
  • January 6, 2019: Added by Melissa Brand-Welch

Sources 

  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Curtis Hudson

Comments 

IL 130 Embarras River Bridge
Posted February 11, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Thanks Tony!

IL 130 Embarras River Bridge
Posted February 11, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

You're welcome! Glad you enjoyed it.

IL 130 Embarras River Bridge
Posted February 11, 2019, by Curtis Hudson

It's a shame this beautiful bridge was removed. It would have been cool going down the hill crossing that bridge. I wish I could have seen it. Thanks for the info!

IL 130 Embarras River Bridge
Posted January 20, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

You're welcome Dave !

IL 130 Embarras River Bridge
Posted January 20, 2019, by Dave Huffman (dwh1970 [at] charter [dot] net)

Thanks for the info. My family moved to Charleston in 1979 and I remember crossing the bridge before it was replaced.

IL 130 Embarras River Bridge
Posted January 19, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

New bridge was in place by 1981 other than that I don't have an exact date.

IL 130 Embarras River Bridge
Posted January 19, 2019, by Dave Huffman (dwh1970 [at] charter [dot] net)

Is the demolition date known for this bridge?