Rating:
1 vote

Newburg Road Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Dale Travis

Enlarge

BH Photo #112785

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Friends Creek on Newburg Road (TR 23), 1.0 mi. east of Argenta
Location
Macon County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by new concrete bridge December 2008.
History
Built 1898
Builder
- Canton Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
Pin-connected, 6-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 101.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 11.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.98056, -88.79639   (decimal degrees)
39°58'50" N, 88°47'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/346612/4427144 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Argenta
Inventory numbers
IL 058-3085 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15459 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 17, 2009: Updated by Wes Worsham: Bridge has been replaced

Sources 

  • Dale Travis - djtravis [at] dalejtravis [dot] com
  • Wes Worsham

Comments 

Newburg Road Bridge
Posted September 10, 2008, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I like this bridge with it's latticed end posts and top chords. I'm guessing it was a designer's experiment with cutting down on weight, or maybe saving on material. I've seen those little X's (cresting of sorts) that are on the top of the portals on several Canton B.C. spans.