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Bagdad Bridge

Photos 

Bagdad Bridge

The Decatur Daily Review, January 24 1960

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BH Photo #440342

Map 

Description 

Build date is an approximation based on newspaper article. Bridge was a three span with only the center span being over the Kaskaskia River. The other two spans were approaches.

Portals look like Milwaukee Bridge & Iron Works from the mid 1880's. At least 2 of the spans were through trusses.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Kaskaskia River
Location
Douglas County, Illinois
Status
Collapsed
History
Built ca. 1880's
Builder
- Milwaukee Bridge & Iron Works of Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Possible Fabricator)
Design
Pratt through truss
Also called
Kaskaskia River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.68055, -88.37555   (decimal degrees)
39°40'50" N, 88°22'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/382036/4393206 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 83925 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 13, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • December 31, 2018: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added possible builder and more info
  • December 31, 2018: Added by Melissa Brand-Welch

Sources 

  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Bagdad Bridge
Posted December 31, 2018, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Thanks Tony !