3 votes

Woodland Bridge



Photo taken Sept. 2006 by Tom Hall

BH Photo #102212



Through truss bridge over Sugar Creek on 2100E Road near Woodland, .5 mi. north of Woodland
Iroquois County, Illinois
Built 1911
Pin-connected, 8-panel Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 140.0 ft.
Total length: 143.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.72384, -87.72744   (decimal degrees)
40°43'26" N, 87°43'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/438566/4508355 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
IL 038-3530 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15339 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2012)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 24.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)

Update Log 

  • May 15, 2017: Updated by Tony Dillon: Updated status to closed per forum post.
  • January 29, 2007: Posted photo from Tom Hall



Woodland Bridge
Posted May 15, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

That is too bad. This county had an incredible collection of truss bridges. One of these days, when metal truss bridges are rare, they will be an attraction like covered bridges are today. Maybe someday you will see a Whipple Truss gracing a tourism brochure...maybe...

Woodland Bridge
Posted May 15, 2017, by Nathan Holth (nathan [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

As far as I know the arch bridge is the only historic bridge that the county has even thought about preserving. Otherwise, historic bridges in this county are only seen as an irritant by farmers and dealt with in the same way as rodents on the farm: total mass extermination.

Woodland Bridge
Posted May 15, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Iroquois County is still on my bucket list - mostly because of the P.E. Lane through arch bridge. Hopefully, that one will be preserved as it is unique.

Woodland Bridge
Posted May 15, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Not good news considering what county it is in!

Woodland Bridge
Posted May 15, 2017, by Scott (Themufflerman [at] live [dot] com)

Unfortunately, This bridge is now closed.