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Drainage Ditch Bridge

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost pony truss bridge over a drainage ditch on TR 103, 3.2 mi. southwest of Murdock
Location
Douglas County, Illinois
Status
Removed after road realigned to avoid needing a bridge
History
Built ca. 1900; removed 2004
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 35.4 ft.
Total length: 36.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.75402, -88.09312   (decimal degrees)
39°45'14" N, 88°05'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/406356/4401027 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Murdock
Inventory numbers
IL 021-4803 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15198 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built during 1900s (6,620)
Douglas County, Illinois (17)
Illinois (4,409)
Lost (20,670)
Lost 2004 (473)
Lost during 2000s (3,826)
Owned by township (2,440)
Pony truss (15,392)
Span length 25-50 feet (14,451)
Total length 25-50 feet (10,380)
Truss (30,479)
Wooden deck (5,958)

Update Log 

  • May 15, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Year lost and built date

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Comments 

Drainage Ditch Bridge
Posted March 28, 2010, by Dale Travis (daletravis [at] bigfoot [dot] com)

3-27-10: Bridge is gone & the road from the west jogs S. 0.1 miles, then continues east to connect to N2025E.