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Bear Creek Branch Bridge

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Photo taken by Steve Conro in September 2012

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BH Photo #239077

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over a branch of Bear Creek on CR N1700, 1.0 mi. southeast of Basco
Location
Hancock County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1905
Builder
- Illinois Steel Bridge Co. of Jacksonville, Illinois
Design
Riveted Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 36.0 ft.
Total length: 37.0 ft.
Deck width: 11.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.30949, -91.18142   (decimal degrees)
40°18'34" N, 91°10'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/654535/4463695 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
West Point
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
10
Inventory numbers
IL 034-3726 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15265 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 16.9 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • September 11, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected builder to already existing "Illinois Steel Bridge Co." category
  • September 11, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Added category "Illinois Steel Bridge Co., Jacksonville, Illinois"
  • April 17, 2012: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type

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Comments 

Bear Creek Branch Bridge
Posted May 5, 2010, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I was noticing the plaque as well. The Canton Bridge Co. used this general plaque design.

http://www.bridgehunter.com/ks/allen/11019806006/

Bear Creek Branch Bridge
Posted May 4, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Dale,

Do you have a photo of the plaque on the bridge?

Bear Creek Branch Bridge
Posted May 4, 2010, by Dale Travis (daletravis [at] bigfoot [dot] com)

Photos taken 4-28-10.