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Kaskaskia River Bridge

Photo 

Kaskaskia River Bridge

Journal Gazette: July 7 1956

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BH Photo #442212

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bowstring pony truss bridge over Kaskaskia River on Jackson Park
Location
Coles County, Illinois
Status
Collapsed
Design
Bowstring pony truss
Also called
Jackson Park Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.56341, -88.43613   (decimal degrees)
39°33'48" N, 88°26'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/376632/4380287 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84134 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,772)
Bowstring pony truss (240)
Bowstring truss (464)
Built 1871 (107)
Built during 1870s (976)
Coles County, Illinois (34)
Collapsed (283)
Illinois (4,433)
Kaskaskia River (34)
Lost (21,141)
Lost 1956 (51)
Lost during 1950s (518)
Owned by county (19,639)
Pony truss (15,521)
Truss (30,839)

Update Log 

  • January 13, 2019: Updated by Art Suckewer: build date based on artlicle stating bridge was 85 years old when lost
  • January 12, 2019: Updated by Luke: Added type and guesstimated GPS
  • January 12, 2019: Added by Melissa Brand-Welch

Sources 

  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com
  • Luke

Comments 

Kaskaskia River Bridge
Posted January 13, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Thanks Art !

Kaskaskia River Bridge
Posted January 12, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Thanks Luke!