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Dayton Bridge

Photos 

Fox River Bridge

Chicago Tribune: May 20 1940

BH Photo #443274

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Fox River on Dayton Road
Location
Dayton, LaSalle County, Illinois
Status
Collapsed. Replaced by new bridge.
History
Built 1884; Collapsed 1940
Builder
- Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Design
(3)7-panel, pin-connected Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.38416, -88.78972   (decimal degrees)
41°23'03" N, 88°47'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/350356/4582949 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84380 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 28, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added truss type & categories "7-panel truss", "One-lane traffic"
  • December 21, 2021: New photo from Luke
  • February 16, 2019: Updated by GS: added newspaper article from local paper
  • February 3, 2019: Added by Melissa Brand-Welch

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Dayton Bridge
Posted May 28, 2022, by Paul Plassman

Hmmm...Google Books says 1884, this source says 1887:

https://daytonandthegreens.com/2015/07/15/the-great-dayton-b...