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Jugtown Road Bridge

Photos 

Oblique view

Photo taken March 2006 by Bill Burmaster

BH Photo #102177

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over East Fork Mazon River on Jugtown Road (TR 172), 2.5 mi. west of Braceville
Location
Grundy County, Illinois
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Built 1884
Builder
- P.E. Lane of Chicago, Illinois (Likely Fabricator)
Design
Pin-connected, 10-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 169.9 ft.
Total length: 171.8 ft.
Deck width: 13.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.21878, -88.32163   (decimal degrees)
41°13'08" N, 88°19'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/389215/4563886 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Gardner
Average daily traffic (as of 2005)
50
Inventory numbers
IL 032-5115 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15259 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2012)
Sufficiency rating: 3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • May 23, 2021: New photos from Roger Deschner
  • July 8, 2013: New photos from Joshua Bauer
  • July 3, 2012: New photos from Steve Conro
  • April 3, 2006: Posted photos from Bill Burmaster

Sources 

Comments 

Jugtown Road Bridge
Posted May 23, 2021, by Roger Deschner (rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com)

As of March 2021, this bridge is still there, intact and un-restored, though in good enough structural condition that restoration would not be hard. Especially if the goal was to only open it to pedestrians, bicycles, and fishing. The wooden deck is still safe for a person to walk on, even though it is gradually weathering and deteriorating.

Jugtown Road Bridge
Posted April 4, 2011, by Kurt Mathes (klblmathes [at] juno [dot] com)

Closed for repairs after car collision, reopened for awhile, now closed to traffic.

Jugtown Road Bridge
Posted March 14, 2011, by Anonymous

Photos taken ca. 2008