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Schilpp Road Bridge

Photos 

Lifting the span

These photos from the Lee County Highway Dept. show the bridge's relocation in August 2006

BH Photo #102300

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Relocated pony truss bridge formerly over Five Mile Branch on Schilpp Road
Location
Lee County, Illinois
Status
Awaiting reconstruction at a site near Franklin Grove
History
Built 1915; relocated August 2006
Design
Riveted, 5-panel Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 65.9 ft.
Total length: 68.9 ft.
Deck width: 14.7 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.74289, -89.60315   (decimal degrees)
41°44'34" N, 89°36'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/283538/4624505 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Harmon
Inventory numbers
IL 052-4281 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15445 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

5-panel truss (476)
Built 1915 (1,170)
Built during 1910s (9,245)
Closed (2,570)
Illinois (4,470)
Lee County, Illinois (44)
NR-eligible (4,015)
Owned by township (2,498)
Pony truss (15,694)
Pratt truss (8,739)
Relocated (782)
Riveted (2,052)
Span length 50-75 feet (9,601)
Structurally deficient (15,854)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,974)
Truss (31,221)

Update Log 

  • January 11, 2007: Posted photos of the bridge's relocation from the Lee County Highway Dept.

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Lee County, IL

Comments 

Schilpp Road Bridge
Posted January 9, 2007, by Lee County Highway Dept. (davea-lee [at] insightbb [dot] com)

This pony truss bridge was removed in Fall of 2006 and will be reused as a pedestrian bridge near the village of Franklin Grove, Il. - Lee Co. Hwy Dept.