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New Haven Bridge

Photo 

From "The History of New Haven Illinois" by Jimmie Chastain

Public Domain. Published 1923-1977 without copyright notice; Provided by the Internet Archive & University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Library

View this photo at archive.org

BH Photo #438050

Map 

Description 

From "The History of New Haven Illinois" by Jimmie Chastain: Built in 1895 by Chicago Bridge Co. at a cost of $1800. The cost was to be split between Gallatin and White Counties. According to aerial imagery on Historic Aerials, the bridge was still in place in 1956. It was lost by 1959.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Little Wabash River
Location
New Haven, Gallatin County, Illinois, and White County, Illinois
Status
No longer exists
History
Built in 1895 by the Chicago Bridge Company
Builder
- Chicago Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Design
Pinned Pratt through truss
Also called
Little Wabash River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.91027, -88.12805   (decimal degrees)
37°54'37" N, 88°07'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/400838/4196459 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 83370 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 5, 2018: New photo from Luke
  • November 5, 2018: Added by Melissa Brand-Welch

Sources 

  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com
  • Luke

Comments 

New Haven Bridge
Posted November 7, 2018, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Jason, it would be wonderful if one of the three old bridges we have in White County (Cherry Shoals, Lowe, or Sigler) could be converted for pedestrian use. The areas the bridges are in are all private property farm ground. It is sad most people will never know they are there, or only see them in photographs. What's worse is those who know of their existence but do not see the historical importance and beauty of these bridges.

New Haven Bridge
Posted November 7, 2018, by Jason Smith (flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com)

Melissa, this Looks very Chicagoish regarding the design of the Plaque. The reason being is that we have a Bridge like this in Lanesboro in MN. That one is now open for pedestrians. A really neat Bridge. :-)

Little Wabash River Bridge
Posted November 6, 2018, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Thanks Tony ! Any and all information is appreciated !

Little Wabash River Bridge
Posted November 6, 2018, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Even without the plaques those funny little open finials were unique to Chicago Bridge Co. as well!

Little Wabash River Bridge
Posted November 6, 2018, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Thanks Luke ! Much appreciated !

Little Wabash River Bridge
Posted November 6, 2018, by Luke

Plaque matches up with this Chicago Bridge Co. built bridge, so I'd say it's an open-and-shut case: https://bridgehunter.com/mo/cedar/caplinger-mills/

Little Wabash River Bridge
Posted November 6, 2018, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Luke, look at the plaque. Do you think it's a Chicago Bridge Co. ? I didn't know if I could/should post this...

Little Wabash River Bridge
Posted November 6, 2018, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Thank you Luke. I saw the same picture you posted but was unsure about posting it. Thank you for adding it !

Little Wabash River Bridge
Posted November 5, 2018, by Luke

Nice find, Melissa.

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

There is a photograph of this bridge in a book I own: White County Illinois a Pictorial History, published by Acclaim Press in 2007.