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US52 Indian Creek Bridge

Photos 

South (downstream) profile-looking west

Gene Smania, 11-1987

License: Released into public domain

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BH Photo #225306

Description 

Two simple span deck truss spans with one simple approach span at each end

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt deck truss bridge over Indian Creek on US 52
Location
LaSalle County, Illinois
Status
Lost
History
Built 1933; Replaced 1988+
Design
(2)6-panel, riveted Pratt deck truss
(2)4-panel, riveted Pratt deck truss
All spans had top chords that extended above the deck to about railing height
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.48517, -88.77387   (decimal degrees)
41°29'07" N, 88°46'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/351911/4594136 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Serena
Inventory numbers
050-0057
replaced 1988 by 050-0201
BH 51286 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

4-panel truss (335)
6-panel truss (826)
Built 1933 (670)
Built during 1930s (12,198)
Deck truss (1,942)
Illinois (4,947)
LaSalle County, Illinois (100)
Lost (29,079)
Lost 1988 (189)
Lost during 1980s (1,547)
Pratt deck truss (410)
Pratt truss (10,405)
Riveted (2,566)
Truss (35,956)
US 52 (44)

Update Log 

  • May 28, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Also fixed location - bridge is over Indian Creek, not the Fox River
  • February 13, 2012: Added by Gene Smania

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Paul Plassman

Comments 

Indian Creek Bridge, US 52
Posted February 13, 2012, by Gene Smania

This structure was located upstream of the original 1912 structure also posted here which still exists.