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I&M Canal "Five Mile" Bridge

Photos 

Five Mile Bridge

Uploaded by Steve Conro/internet photo

BH Photo #217389

Map 

Description 

Replaced old Pratt Truss bridge. Name comes from being located Five miles from the Morris city limits. Although this isn't an old or historical bridge. Its old wooden deck look old. Because the I&M Canal is now has National Historical status all structures when built or restored have to look like something would have in that period.

Facts 

Overview
All Wood Closed-spandrel arch bridge over I&M Canal on Old Stage Rd
Location
Grundy County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1995
Builders
- Belvidere Construction of Belvidere, Illinois
- Graef, Anhalt, Schloemer & Associates of Chicago, Illinois (Designer)
Design
Very unique Wood Glu-Lam design meant to compliment the rustic I&M canal corridor history. Award winning design by Graef, Anhalt, Schloemer & Assoc. Chicago, Illinois
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 126.6 ft.
Total length: 130.3 ft.
Deck width: 25.9 ft.
Also called
Old Stage Rd Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.33920, -88.51877   (decimal degrees)
41°20'21" N, 88°31'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/372924/4577525 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Seneca
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
1,200
Inventory numbers
IL 032-4096 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 49811 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2016)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 81.4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • December 10, 2011: Updated by Steve Conro: added a couple photos and updated status to reopened
  • October 16, 2011: New photos from James McCray
  • October 16, 2011: Updated by J.P.: Bridge is closed due to road damage from flooding.
  • October 15, 2011: Added by Steve Conro

Sources 

  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com