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Wabash - St. Louis Bridge (Old)

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Wabash - St. Louis Bridge (Old)

Uploaded by Melissa Brand-Welch

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BH Photo #438943

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt Deck truss bridge over Sangamon River on Wabash Railroad
Location
Decatur, Macon County, Illinois
Status
No longer exists; Replaced by new bridge
Railroad
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
Design
Pratt deck truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.82995, -88.97724   (decimal degrees)
39°49'48" N, 88°58'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/330799/4410754 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 83639 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Decatur, Illinois (37)
Deck truss (1,605)
Illinois (4,470)
Lost (22,265)
Macon County, Illinois (57)
Owned by railroad (11,101)
Pin-connected (3,697)
Pratt deck truss (331)
Pratt truss (8,743)
Railroad (14,367)
Truss (31,235)
Wabash Railroad (554)

Update Log 

  • January 10, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • November 27, 2018: Added by Melissa Brand-Welch

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Sources 

  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com

Comments 

St. Louis Bridge - Old
Posted November 27, 2018, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

John, thank you for the information. Always appreciated !

St. Louis Bridge - Old
Posted November 27, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Melissa,

Here is the current bridge at this location:

https://bridgehunter.com/il/macon/bh64931/

This truss looks like a pin connected Pratt deck truss. It was built by the Wabash railroad at an unknown date and later replaced by the deck girder.

St. Louis Bridge - Old
Posted November 27, 2018, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Another one for the railroad guys...