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IL17 South Channel Kankakee River Bridge

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South bridge construction

Jim Wright, 2008 research

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BH Photo #223756

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Photo comments 

Written by Gene Smania

This photo is of the original concrete 'T' Beam construction of the bridge. It was rehabilitated in the mid 1980's and the original 'T' beam superstructure was replaced with a steel 'I' beam design.

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Kankakee River, south channel on Illinois Route 1 & 17
Location
Momence, Kankakee County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built in1938 Rehabilitated 1986
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 62.0 ft.
Total length: 288.1 ft.
Deck width: 51.8 ft.
Also called
IL1 South Channel Kankakee River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.16004, -87.66272   (decimal degrees)
41°09'36" N, 87°39'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/444399/4556734 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Momence
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
11,100
Inventory numbers
046-0023
IL 046-0023 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 51044 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 84.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • December 4, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • November 18, 2015: New photo from Gene Smania
  • February 28, 2012: New photo from Gene Smania
  • February 13, 2012: New photos from Gene Smania
  • January 24, 2012: Essay added by Gene Smania

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Sources 

  • Geoff Hubbs

Comments 

IL17 South Channel Kankakee River Bridge
Posted November 18, 2015, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

You nailed it CV...1886 it is!

IL17 South Channel Kankakee River Bridge
Posted November 18, 2015, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Pic 5 looks like 1886 to me.

IL17 South Channel Kankakee River Bridge
Posted November 18, 2015, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I can't clean the picture up enough to nail the date, but the old truss bridge shown is a Massillon Bridge Company product. I would estimate it as late 1880's.