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Sugar Creek Bridge


Sugar Creek Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in July 2011

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC)


BH Photo #222561


Street View 


Through truss bridge over Sugar Creek on TR 144, 2 mi. southeast of Hartsburg
Logan County, Illinois
Closed to all traffic
Built 1898
- Indiana Bridge Co. of Muncie, Indiana
Pinned Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 124.0 ft.
Total length: 125.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.22218, -89.40289   (decimal degrees)
40°13'20" N, 89°24'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/295546/4455187 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lincoln West
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
IL 054-5305 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15457 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2016)
Sufficiency rating: 16.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • July 3, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • June 13, 2016: New Street View added by Elliott Johnson
  • April 18, 2014: New photos from Elliott Johnson
  • August 28, 2013: New photos from Steve Conro
  • July 3, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Closed to all traffic
  • March 7, 2012: Updated by Wes Worsham: Added category "8-panel truss"
  • December 29, 2011: New photos from C Hanchey
  • May 22, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon


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  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Elliott Johnson - elliottsgon15 [at] hotmail [dot] com


Sugar Creek Bridge
Posted September 5, 2018, by K. Allen Ballard (speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com)

Visited here afternoon of 8-18-2018 following a funeral in Hartsburg, for wife's aunt. Bridge is still here, easily accessible by 'blacktop' 1 mile off main road. From the north end you have to beat your way thru the summer over growth on Sugar Creek overflow pony truss. Bridge is very solid but you can see thru the holes in the deck that many of the smaller beams are severely compromised by rust. Didn't get my normal allotted time to explore and photograph because my wife was with me and kept honking the horn! Have other relatives nearby so I hope to come back again. Only took about 25 pics vs normal 125+. Still this is a neat relic to visit.

Sugar Creek Overflow Bridge 16May2009
Posted May 16, 2009, by Tim Hickernell (thickernell [at] gmail [dot] com)

Still there and open to traffic. I stopped to take a picture with the iPhone with GPS tagging enabled.