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Virgil Gilman Trail Orchard Rd Bridge

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Photo taken by Steve Conro in January 2012

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BH Photo #222847

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Overview
Through truss bridge over Orchard Road on Virgil Gilman NatureTrail (former RR grade)
Location
Aurora, Kane County, Illinois
Status
Open to pedestrians
Design
Modern bowstring through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 160.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.75083, -88.37568   (decimal degrees)
41°45'03" N, 88°22'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/385624/4623026 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sugar Grove
Inventory number
BH 50821 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 5, 2012: Added by Steve Conro

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Comments 

Virgil GIlman Trail Orchard Rd Bridge
Posted January 5, 2012, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

But...but...it looks like it should be old!...and it's NOT concrete!!

...And of course we didn't have to put any effort into it...just picked up the phone and ordered it!

Virgil GIlman Trail Orchard Rd Bridge
Posted January 5, 2012, by K. A. Erickson

This is the type of bridge they are proposing for Orting's “Bridges for Kids” project. It's supposed to harken back to Orting's pioneer days, because nothing says pioneer than a modern welded bridge mail ordered and delivered on site. I am trying to convince them to use … a doomed truss bridge from somewhere for at least part of it. Have yet to hear back … from anyone … naturally.