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Whiskey Creek Bridge

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Photo taken by Tom Hall

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BH Photo #115602

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Whiskey Creek on CR1650E, 1 mi. northeast of Claytonville
Location
Iroquois County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1896; rehabilitated 1937
Builder
- Massillon Bridge Co. of Massillon, Ohio
Design
Pin-connected, 4-panel Pratt half-hip pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 58.7 ft.
Total length: 62.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.57202, -87.81311   (decimal degrees)
40°34'19" N, 87°48'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/431175/4491566 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Claytonville
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
25
Inventory numbers
IL 038-4141 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15337 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 24.2 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • August 12, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added builder

Sources 

  • Tom Hall - thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Whiskey Creek Bridge
Posted March 11, 2007, by Tom Hall (thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com)

It's nice to find a bridge this age still serving it's purpose. It would appear that the abutments have probably been replaced, I doubt that concrete would have been used in the original construction. Plaque reads Massillon Bridge Company of Massillon, Ohio. 1896

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