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Beethoven Road Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Kim Harvey in August 2008

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BH Photo #119952

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost pony truss bridge over BNSF Railway on Beethoven Road, 1.5 mi. northwest of Woodlawn
Location
Jefferson County, Illinois
Status
Removed 2011
History
Built ca. 1950; removed 2011
Design
Brown Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 49.8 ft.
Total length: 182.0 ft.
Deck width: 17.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.34333, -89.06528   (decimal degrees)
38°20'36" N, 89°03'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/319513/4245928 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Woodlawn
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
10
Inventory numbers
IL 041-9914 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15362 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2009)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 48.3 (out of 100)
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Categories 

Built during 1950s (3,732)
Illinois (4,536)
Jefferson County, Illinois (27)
Lost (23,399)
Lost 2011 (473)
Lost during 2010s (3,040)
Owned by railroad (11,800)
Pony truss (15,896)
Pratt pony truss (3,546)
Pratt truss (9,018)
Rail-to-overpass (46)
Relocated (844)
Riveted (2,139)
Skewed (4,845)
Span length 25-50 feet (15,239)
Structurally deficient (15,106)
Total length 175-250 feet (4,166)
Truss (31,938)
Two-angle steel (44)
Wooden deck (6,017)

Update Log 

  • January 27, 2012: Updated by Kim Harvey: bridge has been removed
  • September 20, 2008: Updated by Kim Harvey
  • August 4, 2008: Updated by Kim Harvey