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13th Ave Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Steve Conro in March 2012

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BH Photo #227611

Map 

Description 

The Village of Orion consented to the removal of the 13th Avenue bridge only when Burlington Northern Santa Fe agreed to pay the village $65,000, install signal arms at the 10th, 11th and 12th avenue crossings, and replace the deck and guardrails on the Seventh Street bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over BNSF RR on 13th Avenue in Orion
Location
Orion, Henry County, Illinois
Status
No longer exists
History
Built 1930, removed in 2011 no plans for replacement
Design
Timber stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 34.8 ft.
Total length: 121.1 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.35166, -90.38415   (decimal degrees)
41°21'06" N, 90°23'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/718833/4581097 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Orion
Inventory numbers
IL 037-9917 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 47624 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2006)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 45.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2001)
225

Update Log 

  • March 14, 2012: New photos from Steve Conro
  • January 22, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: added info
  • January 4, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Google Earth shows its gone.
  • January 11, 2011: Added by J.P.

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com