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Embarras River Bridge

Photo 

Embarras River Bridge

Cumberland County Genealogy Trails/Bill Wylde

BH Photo #439454

Map 

Description 

Hip connectors and simple portal design suggest Western Bridge Works (Ft. Wayne Iron Works) as a possible fabricator.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Embarras River
Location
Greenup, Cumberland County, Illinois
Status
No longer exists
Builder
- Western Bridge Works of Fort Wayne, Indiana (Likely Fabricator)
Design
14-panel, pinned Whipple through truss
Also called
Greenup Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.25074, -88.17264   (decimal degrees)
39°15'03" N, 88°10'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/398816/4345257 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 83763 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 16, 2018: Updated by Art Suckewer: Added truss type
  • December 16, 2018: Added by Melissa Brand-Welch

Sources 

  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com
  • Cumberland County
  • Art Suckewer - Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com

Comments 

Embarras River Bridge
Posted December 16, 2018, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Thanks Art ! I know you love a Whipple

Embarras River Bridge
Posted December 16, 2018, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

The style looks familiar but I can't put my finger on who the maker is.