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Rainbow Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Steve Conro in September 2012

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BH Photo #239559

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Queenpost pony truss bridge over BNSF RR on E 1850 St/Hayes Road 2 mi. SW of Galva
Location
Henry County, Illinois
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built 1916
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
Design
Queenpost truss with timber stringer approaches
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 34.1 ft.
Total length: 171.8 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Also called
1850th St Bridge
Hayes Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.15004, -90.08013   (decimal degrees)
41°09'00" N, 90°04'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/745022/4559523 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Galva
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
50
Inventory numbers
IL 037-9916 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15308 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2010)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 21.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Amtrak (444)
BNSF Railway (1,217)
Beam (13,625)
Built 1916 (661)
Built during 1910s (9,114)
Closed (2,536)
Henry County, Illinois (54)
Illinois (4,414)
One-lane traffic (7,531)
Owned by township (2,452)
Pony truss (15,443)
Queenpost truss (231)
Riveted (2,003)
Span length 25-50 feet (14,507)
Structurally deficient (17,431)
Timber stringer (3,529)
Total length 125-175 feet (5,523)
Truss (30,595)

Update Log 

  • September 18, 2012: New photos from Steve Conro
  • August 15, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Bridge is a riveted Queenpost pony truss, not a "timber truss", added name.
  • June 24, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Bridge closed
  • January 22, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: changed road name and added picture

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Comments 

1850th St Bridge
Posted June 24, 2012, by Dale Travis (djtravis [at] dalejtravis [dot] com)

6-22-12: Bridge is closed.