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Irish Hollow Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Steve Conro in February 2020

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BH Photo #466431

Map 

Description 

Changed status from derelict/abandoned since it appears to be kept up. Wood deck is relatively new and in good shape. Bridge also appears to be maintained.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned Pratt pony truss bridge over Irish Hollow Creek on Old ILL 84
Location
North Hanover, Jo Daviess County, Illinois
Status
Open to authorized vehicles only
History
Plaque has 1874 patent date on it by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company
Builder
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
4-panel, pinned Pratt pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.29207, -90.28114   (decimal degrees)
42°17'31" N, 90°16'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/724145/4685784 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hanover
Inventory number
BH 76411 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 9, 2020: Updated by Art Suckewer: corrected build date. The plaque refers to the patent issue date, not the build date.
  • February 25, 2020: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type
  • February 24, 2020: Updated by Steve Conro: pics info
  • April 4, 2017: Added by J.P.

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Art Suckewer - Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com

Comments 

Irish Hollow Creek Bridge
Posted February 24, 2020, by Luke

1913 map from HistoricAerials shows it as the sole road into "North Hanover" from the South

Irish Hollow Creek Bridge
Posted February 24, 2020, by Steve Conro (sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Date turned out to be 1874 so I'm quite sure this wasn't an alignment of IL84. This had to be a wagon bridge. The abutments suggest it could be that long at this location but unsure. There really isn't a "road" or path leading to the south end but a lot could have changed in 150 years.

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