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Levee Road Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Steve Conro in September 2012

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BH Photo #239022

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Map & GPS show Middle road, leading to Levee Rd

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Drainage Ditch on Levee Road (Middle Rd) in Warsaw
Location
Hancock County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1904
Design
Riveted Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 76.4 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Also called
Shuhart Creek
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.34370, -91.44577   (decimal degrees)
40°20'37" N, 91°26'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/632003/4467064 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Warsaw
Inventory numbers
IL 034-6010 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15281 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2011)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 28.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1999)
75

Categories 

Built 1904 (488)
Built during 1900s (6,281)
Hancock County, Illinois (52)
Have street view (22,066)
Illinois (3,845)
Open (36,537)
Owned by city (4,487)
Pony truss (15,049)
Pratt pony truss (3,180)
Pratt truss (8,017)
Span length 25-50 feet (13,559)
Structurally deficient (18,415)
Total length 75-100 feet (5,930)
Truss (29,440)
Wooden deck (5,863)

Update Log 

  • April 5, 2016: Updated by K. Allen Ballard: Visited briefly, March 25, 2015; still open; was featured on a WGEM-TV segment about "Dangerous Bridges" late 2015.
  • October 8, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • 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
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • K. Allen Ballard - speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Levee Road Bridge
Posted October 6, 2010, by Dale Travis (daletravis [at] bigfoot [dot] com)

Bridge on Middle Rd. at N40 20.622 W91 26.747. Photos 9-13-10.