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Vandalia Bridge(Old)

Photo 

Vandalia Bridge Postcard

Scanned by Robert Stephenson

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BH Photo #151366

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Kaskaskia River on US 51 and US 40 in Vandalia
Location
Vandalia, Fayette County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1921, replacing an earlier covered bridge; replaced 1962 with modern bridge
Design
2-8 panel Riveted Pratt through trusses
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.96028, -89.08861   (decimal degrees)
38°57'37" N, 89°05'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/319033/4314443 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Vandalia
Inventory number
BH 36860 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 25, 2018: Updated by Tony Dillon: Changed to Pratt truss
  • November 25, 2018: Updated by Dana and Kay Klein: sequenced
  • January 1, 2010: New photo from Robert Stephenson
  • April 11, 2009: Updated by Kim Harvey: add categories
  • March 28, 2009: Updated by Kim Harvey: added date built
  • July 12, 2008: Added by Kim Harvey

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