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Rock Creek Bridge

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Photo taken by Steve Conro in September 2012

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BH Photo #239469

Map 

Description 

Told by nearby local resident that bridge had become 'skewed from it location' and closed 2 yrs ago; deck had been removed to prevent access to 4-wheelers, but trusses remained. Looks like bridge trusses and sub deck was removed earlier this year. Only piers remain. Locals say County plans to replace with modern bridge. 9/08/15

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Rock Creek on N CR2900, 1.5 mi. northeast of Fountain Green
Location
Hancock County, Illinois
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built 1909
Design
Riveted Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 68.9 ft.
Deck width: 13.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.49627, -90.94497   (decimal degrees)
40°29'47" N, 90°56'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/674146/4484868 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fountain Green
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
25
Inventory numbers
IL 034-4240 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15286 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2015)
Sufficiency rating: 16.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • September 8, 2015: Updated by K. Allen Ballard: Update photos; Changed Status to removed but not replaced; Local Info added.
  • September 16, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Pics, road name, GPS
  • April 17, 2012: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • K. Allen Ballard - speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Rock Creek Bridge
Posted October 5, 2010, by Dale Travis (daletravis [at] bigfoot [dot] com)

Photos 9-13-10.