Rating:
4 votes

East Fork Galena River Bridge

Photos 

EFG Kelly Rd1.JPG

Photo taken by Steve Conro in October 2011

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BH Photo #216416

Map 

Description 

Best approach from Council Hill side. If you come from the west the road is closed and you have to walk about 3/10 of a mile. Nice walk though.

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over East Fork Galena River on W Kelly road, 5 mi. northeast of Galena
Location
Jo Daviess County, Illinois
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built 1901
Design
Pinned Pratt Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 75.1 ft.
Total length: 77.0 ft.
Deck width: 10.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.46661, -90.34839   (decimal degrees)
42°27'60" N, 90°20'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/717995/4704992 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Scales Mound West
Inventory numbers
IL 043-3072 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15372 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2009)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 17.3 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2005)
50

Update Log 

  • July 18, 2017: Updated by Elliott Johnson: removed from nbi in 2012, it is now abandoned
  • October 9, 2011: Updated by J.P.: added truss type
  • October 9, 2011: New photos from Steve Conro
  • May 26, 2011: Updated by Frank Hicks: Closed to traffic as of May 2011; corrected GPS location

Sources 

  • Frank Hicks
  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Elliott Johnson - elliottsgon15 [at] hotmail [dot] com