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Harrison Road Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Dale Travis

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BH Photo #112793

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Camelback through truss bridge over Embarras River on E. Harrison Road in Charleston
Location
Charleston, Coles County, Illinois
Status
Bypassed and abandoned, later removed
History
Built 1898
Design
Pin-connected, 10-panel Camelback Pratt through truss
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 30, 1981
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.48920, -88.11332   (decimal degrees)
39°29'21" N, 88°06'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/404262/4371657 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Westfield West
Inventory numbers
NRHP 81000213 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 15085 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,181)
A-frame portal (395)
Built 1898 (261)
Built during 1890s (2,459)
Camelback truss (305)
Charleston, Illinois (11)
Coles County, Illinois (28)
Embarras River (Illinois) (15)
Illinois (3,845)
Lost (18,649)
NR-listed (2,844)
Pin-connected (3,199)
Through truss (12,893)
Truss (29,433)
Wooden deck (5,863)

Update Log 

  • August 3, 2016: New photos from David Huffman
  • October 23, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Future prospects
  • April 17, 2010: New photos from Robert Stephenson
  • February 21, 2009: New photos from Robert Stephenson

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Comments 

Harrison Road Bridge
Posted May 5, 2013, by Ross Brown (bluehavanaross [at] gmail [dot] com)

Google Maps appears to show that the bridge has been demolished.

Harrison Road Bridge
Posted October 23, 2010, by Robert Stephenson (seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The county has rehabilitated 3 Historical bridges in the past 2 years(with some help from government grants). It's a shame that this bridge couldn't be rehabilitated or moved to another area.

Harrison Road Bridge
Posted October 23, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

A ridiculous assumption to make that this bridge "might" come down in a flood! So "might" the UCEB setting next to it. Granted it should be closed off from pedestrians until the floor could be repaired, but to tear it down altogether is just a waste!

Harrison Road Bridge
Posted October 23, 2010, by Jim Grey (mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com)
Harrison Road Bridge
Posted February 25, 2008, by Anthony Dillon (dillon [dot] fam [at] att [dot] net)

This looks very much like an Indiana Bridge Company span. The sectioning of panels and overall appearance look like two Camelbacks that remain in Deleware County, Indiana.