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London Mills Bridge

Photos 

Facing South

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #117995

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Spoon River on CH 39 in London Mills
Location
London Mills, Knox County, Illinois, and Fulton County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1883; replaced 1985. One of the nine bridges submitted to NRHP in "Metal Highway Bridges of Fulton County Thematic Resources", 1980-10-29
Builder
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Design
Pin-connected, 8-panel Pratt through truss
Bedstead Pratt pony truss - North approach
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 130.0 ft.
Total length: 257.5 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.71374, -90.26616   (decimal degrees)
40°42'49" N, 90°15'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/730925/4510575 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
London Mills
Inventory numbers
NRHP 80001358 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 36914 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 11, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added link to 1895 image
  • July 8, 2012: Updated by Fmiser: Added to histroy
  • March 3, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Added GPS coordinates, County, NRHP data and Design
  • July 23, 2008: Added by Kim Harvey

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