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Photo taken by Robert

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Overview
Lost pony truss bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad (formerly C&NW) on Wesley Street in Wheaton
Location
Du Page County, Illinois
Status
Demolished to make way for replacement bridge
History
Built 1926; demolished 2009
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 71.8 ft.
Total length: 74.1 ft.
Deck width: 27.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.86583, -88.11778   (decimal degrees)
41°51'57" N, 88°07'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/407233/4635483 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wheaton
Inventory numbers
IL 022-7203 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15205 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2006)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 13.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
3,650

Categories 

Built 1926 (542)
Built during 1920s (7,718)
Du Page County, Illinois (21)
Illinois (2,860)
Lost (13,034)
Lost 2009 (195)
Lost during 2000s (3,311)
Owned by city (3,654)
Pony truss (13,650)
Pratt pony truss (2,551)
Pratt truss (6,382)
Span length 50-75 feet (7,619)
Structurally deficient (17,225)
Total length 50-75 feet (7,366)
Truss (25,804)

Update Log 

  • September 9, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden

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Wesley Street Bridge
Posted November 19, 2009, by Anonymous

Bridge closed to traffic as of 11/16/2009-being replaced.