Ottawa Wagon Bridge over Illinois River, Ottawa, IL
Opened 1910, replaced by Hilliard Bridge in 1933
Art of Ottawa & Vicinity, Ottawa Library
BH Photo #324501
Plans show a bascule lift span for the third span from the south but unable to see it in the photos. The newspaper article (2-22-1999) said the bridge was replaced because it was "not tall enough to allow commercial vessels under it." It had a pedestrian sidewalk. The local streetcar system also traveled over the bridge.
The bascule lift bridge is a Strauss heel trunnion was converted from a fixed span bridge constructed in 1910
- Lost Parker through truss bridge over Illinois River on La Salle Street
- Ottawa, LaSalle County, Illinois
- Replaced by a new bridge
- Built 1910; Replaced 1933
- - A.M. Blodgett of Kansas City, Missouri
- Modern Steel Structural Co. of Waukesha, Wisconsin
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
- Parker through truss
Length of largest span: 191.8 ft.
Total length: 900.0 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
- Also called
- Ottawa Wagon Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +41.34244, -88.84272 (decimal degrees)
41°20'33" N, 88°50'34" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/345826/4578410 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory number
- BH 67544 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- December 17, 2018: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
- December 22, 2016: New photos from Douglas Butler
- May 13, 2015: Updated by Luke: Reworked builders to include a prexisting category
- May 13, 2015: Updated by Gene Smania: photos and info added
- May 12, 2015: Added by Luke