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Mill Creek Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by James Baughn in February 2013

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BH Photo #248004

Map 

Description 

This bridge was apparently washed out by a flash flood, but the wreckage now sits on the bank. One truss is intact, while the second truss is broken apart - but most or all of the parts are still present. Estimated length is 60-70 feet. The bridge has very lightweight members with no V-lacing.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned pony truss bridge over Mill Creek on Jacobini Road (Forest Road 377)
Location
Jackson County, Illinois
Status
Wrecked following a flash flood
Design
Bolted, 4-panel Pratt pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.60073, -89.25899   (decimal degrees)
37°36'03" N, 89°15'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/300583/4163916 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cobden
Inventory number
BH 55440 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 3, 2013: New photos from James Baughn

Comments 

Mill Creek Bridge
Posted February 4, 2013, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Looks like this one has been through the...

Mill Creek Bridge
Posted February 4, 2013, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Looking at the I-beams and the bolts this seems to be a fairly late design. Lacing was probably a thing of the past when this was built. The I-beams are stronger than built-up, laced pieces.