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Spring Creek Bridge

Photos 

Spring Creek Bridge

The Decatur Herald: December 27 1963

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BH Photo #442246

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Spring Creek
Location
Decatur, Macon County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Design
Pinned Pratt pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.89194, -88.93027   (decimal degrees)
39°53'31" N, 88°55'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/334967/4417546 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84154 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Decatur, Illinois (36)
Illinois (4,947)
Lost (29,204)
Lost 1963 (94)
Lost during 1960s (1,001)
Macon County, Illinois (57)
Owned by county (21,658)
Pony truss (17,095)
Pratt pony truss (3,989)
Pratt truss (10,417)
Replaced by new bridge (19,842)
Truss (36,056)
Wooden deck (6,176)

Update Log 

  • May 17, 2020: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type
  • May 17, 2020: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • January 13, 2019: Added by Melissa Brand-Welch

Sources 

  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Spring Creek Bridge
Posted January 13, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Thanks Mike. It would be nice to find photos of intact bridges but apparently that was not newsworthy.

Spring Creek Bridge
Posted January 13, 2019, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Well, Melissa, your recent newspaper pix have shown me one thing: Idiot drivers have been screwing up good bridges for a long time and not only in Indiana! Keep up the good digging!