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Wabash - Sangamon River Bridge (Old)

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Whipple deck truss bridge over Sangamon River on Wabash Railroad
Location
Decatur, Macon County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1884; Replaced 1907; At least on span is known to have been modified & relocated in 1910
Builder
- Detroit Bridge & Iron Works of Detroit, Michigan
Railroad
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
Design
Whipple deck truss
Dimensions
Total length: 484.0 ft.
Also called
Wabash Railroad Bridge #110
Wabash - Bridge #110
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.86279, -88.87971   (decimal degrees)
39°51'46" N, 88°52'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/339222/4414219 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Decatur
Inventory number
BH 69519 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 6, 2015: Added by Luke

Sources 

  • Luke

Comments 

Wabash - Sangamon River Bridge (Old)
Posted November 27, 2018, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

John, I will start looking !

Wabash - Sangamon River Bridge (Old)
Posted November 27, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Melissa,

Any chance at tracking down a photo of this one? One span was rebuilt and moved to Iowa, so I would love to see a photo of it at its original location.