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Stone Prairie Bridge

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Photo taken by Chris Gingrich in October 2014

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BH Photo #306359

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Description 

This is a ca. 1870s King Bridge Company cast and wrought iron bowstring truss bridge. It is the less common design which features a simple rolled i-beam for the upper chord. Note: Dimensions given are estimated.

Facts 

Overview
Bowstring pony truss bridge over East Branch South Branch Kishwaukee River Tributary on Pedestrian Walkway
Location
Sycamore, De Kalb County, Illinois
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Previously abandoned in a location west of here over the Kishwaukee River. Relocated here ca. 2007.
Builder
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Design
Bowstring pony truss
Dimensions
Total length: 50.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.98769, -88.66005   (decimal degrees)
41°59'16" N, 88°39'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/362489/4649741 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sycamore
Inventory number
BH 63863 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 9, 2014: New photos from Steve Conro
  • October 28, 2014: Added by Nathan Holth

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Comments 

Stone Prairie Bridge
Posted October 28, 2014, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Thanks to Chris Gingrich who contacted HistoricBridges.org to inform us of this rare iron bowstring truss.