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Cowford Bridge

Photo 

Cowford Bridge

Decatur Public Library

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BH Photo #439579

Description 

Built at a cost of $5711.55

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge
Location
Decatur, Macon County, Illinois
Status
No longer exists
Design
Whipple through truss
Inventory number
BH 83831 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,828)
Built 1884 (159)
Built during 1880s (1,821)
Decatur, Illinois (37)
Illinois (4,441)
Lost (21,683)
Lost 1922 (51)
Lost during 1920s (371)
Macon County, Illinois (57)
Owned by county (19,940)
Through truss (13,908)
Truss (31,047)
Whipple truss (328)

Update Log 

  • December 21, 2018: Updated by Art Suckewer: Added type
  • December 20, 2018: Added by Melissa Brand-Welch

Comments 

Cowford Bridge
Posted December 21, 2018, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Art, thank you. I am surprised you were able to tell anything about this bridge. I'm still looking for another photo !

Cowford Bridge
Posted December 21, 2018, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Its a late 1870s or early 1880s Whipple, based on the appearance and lightness of structure.

I wish there was more detail so that the builder could be identified. I'd love to find another Columbia Bridge Works product. We've got two identified in IL (one still in existence). I'd love to find more.

I'm still hoping to determine that they built bridges in NJ.

Regards,

Art S.