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Shearless Branch - Benstead Rd Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Steve Conro in May 2016

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BH Photo #353591

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Incorrectly labeled as a steel stringer on the NBI, luckily enough there is also street view out here.

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Shearless Branch on Benstead Road (TR 480)
Location
Macoupin County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca. 1900
Design
Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 16.7 ft.
Total length: 51.5 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.41247, -89.76537   (decimal degrees)
39°24'45" N, 89°45'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/261920/4366199 (zone/easting/northing)
Land survey
T. 11 N., R. 6 W., Sec. 9
Inventory number
BH 69489 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/2015)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 20.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
50

Update Log 

  • May 17, 2016: New photos from Steve Conro
  • February 17, 2016: New Street View added by James Baughn
  • October 1, 2015: Added by Elliott Johnson

Sources 

  • Elliott Johnson - elliottsgon15 [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com