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Utica Swing Bridge

Photos 

Utica Swing Bridge, look south, July 1962

Art Kistler, IDOT photographer, July 1962

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BH Photo #313463

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Illinois River on Illinois Rt 178
Location
Utica, LaSalle County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Three spans destroyed by tornado on June 27, 1906. Bridge rebuilt and swing span added.
Builder
- Decatur Bridge Co. of Decatur, Illinois
Design
Five span through truss. Rebuilt 1907 with swing span after tornado destroyed three spans in 1906
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.32759, -89.00972   (decimal degrees)
41°19'39" N, 89°00'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/331814/4577072 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
La Salle
Inventory number
BH 65467 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

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

Sources 

  • Douglas Butler