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Brush Creek Bridge

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Photo taken by Robert Stephenson

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BH Photo #109439

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Overview
Lost Arch bridge over Brush Creek on TR 186A, 0.75 mi. east of Newton
Location
Jasper County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1909; replaced 2010
Design
Closed-spandrel concrete arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 41.0 ft.
Total length: 45.9 ft.
Deck width: 14.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.99111, -88.13250   (decimal degrees)
38°59'28" N, 88°07'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/401921/4316400 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Newton
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
75
Inventory numbers
IL 040-3087 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15348 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2009)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 22.3 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • May 17, 2015: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Bridge was replaced in 2010

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Brush Creek Bridge
Posted December 7, 2007, by Anonymous

This bridge looks really thin in the middle. I don't see a weight limit sign either. What would it hurt for the State to put a brace in the middle of it as long as it was streamlined for water flow around the brace? Could safely extend it's lifespan.