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Tait Bridge

Photos 

Looking North 1

10/20/2007

Photo taken by Robert Stephenson

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BH Photo #114253

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Little Wabash River on CR 100N/TR 229, 6.5 mi. west of Grayville
Location
Edwards County, Illinois
Status
Abandoned with deck missing
History
Built 1893
Design
Pin-connected Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 138.1 ft.
Total length: 288.3 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.27005, -88.13794   (decimal degrees)
38°16'12" N, 88°08'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/400457/4236390 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Golden Gate
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
25
Inventory numbers
IL 024-3071 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15211 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2015)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 16.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • October 17, 2018: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • October 7, 2018: Updated by James Baughn: Added name per USGS map
  • October 5, 2018: Bridge is abandoned

Sources 

  • Robert Stephenson - seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Big Dog Adventures
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com

Comments 

Tait Bridge
Posted October 7, 2018, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

I have no idea what this is but I found it quite interesting...

Tait Bridge
Posted October 7, 2018, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Another Riverbank View...

Tait Bridge
Posted October 7, 2018, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

View from Riverbank...

Tait Bridge
Posted October 7, 2018, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Columns/Supports...

Tait Bridge
Posted October 7, 2018, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Side view of columns/supports

Tait Bridge
Posted October 7, 2018, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Side view of approach...

Tait Bridge
Posted October 7, 2018, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

View from Below...

Tait Bridge
Posted October 7, 2018, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

View from Below...

Tait Bridge
Posted October 7, 2018, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

View from Below...

Tait Bridge
Posted October 7, 2018, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Up Close View of columns/supports...

Tait Bridge
Posted October 7, 2018, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

View of opposite side columns/supports...

Tait Bridge
Posted October 7, 2018, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Up Close of Debris in river...

Tait Bridge
Posted October 7, 2018, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Up Close View of Approach..

Tait Bridge
Posted October 7, 2018, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

View of Blocked Approach...

Tait Bridge
Posted October 7, 2018, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Today, Sunday October 7th, we went to the opposite side of the bridge.

Little Wabash River Bridge
Posted October 5, 2018, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

View from Riverbank...

Little Wabash River Bridge
Posted October 5, 2018, by Anonymous

View from Riverbank...

Little Wabash River Bridge
Posted October 5, 2018, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

View from Approach...

Little Wabash River Bridge
Posted October 5, 2018, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

View from Approach...

Little Wabash River Bridge
Posted October 5, 2018, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

View from Approach...

Little Wabash River Bridge
Posted October 5, 2018, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

View from Approach...

Little Wabash River Bridge
Posted October 5, 2018, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Blocked Approach...

Little Wabash River Bridge
Posted October 5, 2018, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Road to approach...