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Stevens Creek Bridge

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Stevens Creek Bridge

L. Roger Turner, The Decatur Daily Review, March 24 1960

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BH Photo #440229

Map 

Description 

Built at a cost of $42,139. The cost was split between the township and the county. The bridge collapsed while repairs were being made to strengthen it. A collision several months prior had weakened it.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Stevens Creek
Location
Decatur, Macon County, Illinois
Status
Collapsed
Design
Through truss
Also called
Old IL 36 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.84361, -89.00166   (decimal degrees)
39°50'37" N, 89°00'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/328743/4412316 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 83917 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1918 (456)
Built during 1910s (9,064)
Collapsed (232)
Decatur, Illinois (36)
Illinois (4,380)
Lost (20,489)
Lost 1960 (41)
Lost during 1960s (482)
Macon County, Illinois (54)
Owned by county (19,342)
Through truss (13,466)
Truss (30,351)

Update Log 

  • January 13, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • December 30, 2018: Added by Melissa Brand-Welch

Sources 

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