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Spring Garden Lane Bridge


Lost Steel stringer bridge over Dodds Creek on TR 364
Jefferson County, Illinois
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1909; replaced 2012
Steel stringer
Length of largest span: 38.4 ft.
Total length: 78.4 ft.
Deck width: 19.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.25278, -88.86972   (decimal degrees)
38°15'10" N, 88°52'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/336401/4235514 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
Inventory numbers
IL 041-3053 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 46003 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2009)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 15.5 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • June 22, 2022: Updated by Dave King: Updated status: replaced
  • August 30, 2010: Added by Nathan Holth



Spring Garden Lane Bridge
Posted September 28, 2010, by Chalon Harper (camowolf95 [at] live [dot] com)

I don't know who works with it but I do know the county board down there and especially the chairman isn't real popular(we live in southwest Marion Co.) and he makes the news all the time. They built a jail there even after the voters said no. He says he is the one who had to "clean up their mess" I haven't been in that area of Jefferson County and I don't drive yet,so I can't tell you even if the bridge needs replaced. I believe this man would tell the people it needed replaced even if it could be repaired. My 2c. He doesn't care about history I'd say,cause Mt.Vernon demolishes historic homes just to make parking lots. And this is true.

Spring Garden Lane Bridge
Posted August 31, 2010, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Had a look at MSR, Bing, and Google maps - they seem a bit ambiguous on this one.

Spring Garden Lane Bridge
Posted August 30, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Does anyone who works with this region of Illinois know what kind of bridge this is? It is described as a historic bridge in a news article but is listed as a multi-span stringer bridge with very short spans, something rarely found to be historic. I am thinking it could actually be a metal truss bridge that has had piers added at each panel point so it functions like a stringer so is listed in the NBI as such, but as a historic bridge remains a truss bridge. Can anyone confirm?