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Kimmel Bridge

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Kimmel Bridge

Southern Illinoisan: March 21 1960

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BH Photo #443021

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Description 

A photo of this bridge was posted on Ancestry.com by Milton Bost on Feb 19, 2011. It shows that this bridge was built adjacent to an older timber through truss.

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Beaucoup Creek on Kimmel Bridge Road (CH 15)
Location
Jackson County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1896; replaced 1992
Design
Pin-connected Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 149.9 ft.
Total length: 349.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.80570, -89.29424   (decimal degrees)
37°48'21" N, 89°17'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/298028/4186736 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Murphysboro
Inventory numbers
IL 039-3044 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 75187 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 27, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • January 14, 2017: Added by James Baughn

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