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Peru Bridge

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Photo taken by Bill Burmaster

BH Photo #102290

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Cantilevered through truss bridge over the Illinois River on IL 251 at Peru
Location
LaSalle County, Illinois
Status
Open to two-lane traffic
History
Construction began January 1956. Opened November 1963. Rehabbed 1992-new deck, new approach span steel
Design
Cantilevered Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 476.9 ft.
Total length: 2,291.4 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Deck width: 29.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.4 ft.
Also called
Joseph M. Wallin Memorial Bridge (worker killed on 1992 rehabilitation of structure)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.32500, -89.11944   (decimal degrees)
41°19'30" N, 89°07'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/322624/4577003 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
La Salle
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
10,900
Inventory numbers
IL 050-0079 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15418 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 53.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 4, 2015: New photos from Gene Smania
  • January 13, 2015: New photos from Gene Smania
  • April 12, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • January 9, 2006: Posted photo from Bill Burmaster

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Comments 

Peru Bridge
Posted August 14, 2009, by Jason (Soule88 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Bridge is currently closed for repainting.