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Lilly Creek Bridge


East Approach

Photo taken by David Backlin in September 2018


BH Photo #435810


Street View 


Bridge over Lilly Creek on Sbi-11/Fr-918 (old National Road)
Effingham County, Illinois
Open to local traffic
Built 1919
Concrete through girder
Length of largest span: 32.2 ft.
Total length: 33.1 ft.
Deck width: 19.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.08695, -88.64577   (decimal degrees)
39°05'13" N, 88°38'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/357660/4327714 (zone/easting/northing)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
Inventory number
BH 83066 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 42.2 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • October 9, 2018: New photos from David Backlin
  • October 9, 2018: New Street View added by Clark Vance
  • October 8, 2018: Added by David Backlin


  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com


Lilly Creek Bridge
Posted October 9, 2018, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The massive size of the "railings" indicate load-bearing function and indicate this is a through girder bridge. Often mis-classified in the National Bridge Inventory as concrete slabs (since such bridges often lack articulated floorbeams) these bridges have internal reinforcing that links the heavy "railing" girders into the "slab" deck. In this way, the girders lend loadbearing support to the bridge. An example drawing is attached.

Lilly Creek Bridge
Posted October 9, 2018, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

I don't know why it was listed as "other" when it's most likely a slab. I've changed the type. If someone has more knowledge, feel free to make changes.

Lilly Creek Bridge
Posted October 9, 2018, by Luke

Looks more like a concrete girder/slab based on the shadow.

Lilly Creek Bridge
Posted October 8, 2018, by Luke

(Look at the town name to the east)

This funky little bridge deserves a funky song: