Rating:
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Bluff Canal Bridge CR250

Photos 

Photo taken by Steve Conro in September 2012

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BH Photo #239051

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over The Bluff Canal on CR E250, 6.5 mi. south of Warsaw
Location
Hancock County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic; new oak planks installed in last year or so. 6 Ton Limit posted.
Future prospects
Presently in use with new deck.
History
Built 1906
Design
Warren pony truss with all verticals
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 89.8 ft.
Deck width: 13.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.23611, -91.41750   (decimal degrees)
40°14'10" N, 91°25'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/634618/4455164 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lima
Inventory numbers
IL 034-5218 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15290 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2009)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 28.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2000)
50

Update Log 

  • March 28, 2016: Updated by K. Allen Ballard: BRIDGE IS OPEN, still in use.
  • May 22, 2015: Updated by K. Allen Ballard: Added new photos.
  • November 28, 2013: New Street View added by Brent Tindall
  • September 11, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Added categories "Bluff Canal", "Wooden deck"
  • 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
  • Brent Tindall - bizzat219 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • K. Allen Ballard - speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

The Bluff Canal Bridge
Posted May 4, 2010, by Dale Travis (daletravis [at] bigfoot [dot] com)

Photos taken 4-28-10.