Rating:
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Drainage Ditch Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

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BH Photo #245016

Map 

Description 

Doesn't appear on old township maps so I'm assuming it was a private bridge used for field access.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned Through truss bridge over drainage ditch on former farm access road
Location
Ford County, Illinois
Status
Abandoned, but intact with deck missing
History
Built ca. 1900
Design
Pin-connected, 5-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 75.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.81878, -88.22947   (decimal degrees)
40°49'08" N, 88°13'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/396315/4519367 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Piper City
Inventory number
BH 54979 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

5-panel truss (460)
Abandoned (3,245)
Built during 1900s (6,663)
Ford County, Illinois (22)
Illinois (4,416)
Pin-connected (3,640)
Pratt through truss (4,817)
Pratt truss (8,386)
Through truss (13,618)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,246)
Truss (30,601)
Wooden deck (5,974)

Update Log 

  • December 22, 2012: Added by Steve Conro

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Comments 

Drainage Ditch Bridge
Posted December 23, 2012, by Steve Conro (sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Good point and that makes a lot of sense. We thought it was quite a bridge for a private party and to get to the other side by road wasn't really that far.

Drainage Ditch Bridge
Posted December 22, 2012, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

The lack of visible abutments makes me think it was moved here.