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Island Park North Bridge (old)

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Photo taken by Steve Conro in March 2012

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BH Photo #226880

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Video 

Geneva History Center Minute Island Park Geneva, IL

http://www.genevahistorycenter.org/ A brief look at the history of Geneva's Island Park. Video produced by Stage Fright Productions david@stagefrightproductions.com

Video posted by Steve Conro

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Description 

Original Herrington Island bought by the city of Geneva in 1914 as a park for $2500. This Art Deco style bridge was built in 1931 by the Wilson Bros. firm of Geneva. August and Oscar Wilson studied under Frank Lloyd Wright.

Facts 

Overview
Concrete through girder bridge over Fox River E Channel Island Park on Fox River Bike Trail in Geneva
Location
Geneva, Kane County, Illinois
Status
Demolished
History
Built in 1931 by the local Wilson Bros. Due to be replaced in 2012
Builder
- Wilson Bros of Geneva, Illinois
Design
Concrete through girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 38.0 ft.
Total length: 182.5 ft.
Deck width: 8.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.88618, -88.30191   (decimal degrees)
41°53'10" N, 88°18'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/391985/4637958 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Geneva
Inventory number
BH 51610 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 23, 2012: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge has been demolished.
  • March 5, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Added category "Concrete inset railing"

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