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Old Mill Bridge

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East Side

Photo taken by Robert Stephenson in October 2007

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Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Embarras River on TR 164
Location
Jasper County, Illinois
Status
Bridge is being rehabbed as part of the Eagle Trails
Future prospects
Rehabbed in place for part of the Eagle Trails multi-use path
History
Built 1890 by the Chicago Bridge Co.
Builder
- Chicago Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Design
Pin-connected, 7-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 142.1 ft.
Total length: 148.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 20, 1998
Also called
Old Wagon Bridge
Newton Bridge
Embarras River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.99530, -88.16193   (decimal degrees)
38°59'43" N, 88°09'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/399378/4316897 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Newton
Inventory numbers
NRHP 98000472 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
IL 040-3084 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 39179 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/1995)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 23.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1994)
40

Update Log 

  • April 18, 2017: New photos from David Huffman
  • May 17, 2015: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Bridge is being rehabbed in place as part of the State of Illinois Eagle Trail multi-use path
  • April 17, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Alternate name and Design
  • February 24, 2009: New photos from Robert Stephenson
  • February 7, 2009: Updated by Robert Stephenson: GPS
  • February 5, 2009: Added by Robert Stephenson

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Old Mill Bridge
Posted May 17, 2015, by Robert Stephenson (seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com)
Old Mill Bridge
Posted May 17, 2015, by Robert Stephenson (seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com)