Rating:
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East Channel Downer Place Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Steve Conro in January 2012

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BH Photo #223566

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Three-span arch bridge over East Channel Fox River on Downer Place in Aurora
Location
Aurora, Kane County, Illinois
Status
Demolished.
History
Built 1924 (Postcard suggests 1909 opening date)
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 59.0 ft.
Total length: 171.8 ft.
Deck width: 35.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.75667, -88.31500   (decimal degrees)
41°45'24" N, 88°18'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/390679/4623595 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Aurora North
Average daily traffic (as of 2018)
4,350
Inventory numbers
IL 045-6005 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15398 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 96.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Arch (12,161)
Aurora, Illinois (41)
Built 1924 (747)
Built during 1920s (9,956)
Closed-spandrel arch (4,030)
Deck arch (11,398)
Illinois (4,686)
Kane County, Illinois (116)
Lincoln Highway (139)
Lost (24,973)
Lost 2012 (383)
Lost during 2010s (3,298)
Owned by city (5,463)
Skewed (4,915)
Span length 50-75 feet (10,103)
Total length 125-175 feet (5,937)

Update Log 

  • April 11, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • May 16, 2012: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge has been demolished.
  • January 20, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Added category "Lincoln Highway" new pictures
  • January 12, 2012: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • January 5, 2012: New photo from Steve Conro

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