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Drainage Ditch Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

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BH Photo #245020

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 pony truss bridge over drainage ditch on former farm access road
Location
Ford County, Illinois
Status
Abandoned, but intact
History
Built ca. 1900
Design
Pin-connected, 3-panel bedstead Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Total length: 35.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.80931, -88.17437   (decimal degrees)
40°48'34" N, 88°10'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/400948/4518252 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Piper City
Inventory number
BH 54980 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 22, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Changed bridge type to bedstead.
  • December 22, 2012: Added by Steve Conro

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