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Shippingsport Swing Bridge

Photos 

1874 Swing Bridge and new 1929 lift bridge

Art Kistler, IDOT photographer

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BH Photo #313457

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Illinois River on Bottom Road
Location
LaSalle County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by a new bridge built upstream, 1929
History
Replaced a bridge that had been destroyed in a flood in 1872. Opened in 1874. Cost $75,000-twice the original estimate.
Design
4 span through truss with swing span and one pony truss approach span
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.31249, -89.09523   (decimal degrees)
41°18'45" N, 89°05'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/324617/4575565 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
La Salle
Inventory number
BH 65466 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,228)
Built 1874 (72)
Built during 1870s (903)
Illinois (3,867)
LaSalle County, Illinois (84)
Lost (18,947)
Lost 1929 (34)
Lost during 1920s (292)
Movable (2,712)
Replaced by new bridge (12,571)
Swing (1,251)
Through truss (12,952)
Truss (29,557)

Update Log 

  • February 3, 2015: New photos from Gene Smania
  • January 15, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • January 13, 2015: Added by Gene Smania

Sources 

  • Douglas Butler