Rating:
2 votes

Valley Road Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken July 2004 by Charles Robinson

BH Photo #102318

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Macoupin Creek on Valley Road (TR 170) near Beaver Dam State Park
Location
Macoupin County, Illinois
Status
Open to one-lane traffic
Design
Pin-connected, 6-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 89.8 ft.
Total length: 140.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.6 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.20692, -90.00108   (decimal degrees)
39°12'25" N, 90°00'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/758947/4344025 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Summerville
Inventory numbers
IL 059-3111 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15486 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2011)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 21.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2005)
25

Update Log 

  • April 7, 2017: New photos from David Huffman
  • July 2, 2014: New photos from Elliott Johnson
  • April 24, 2006: Posted photos from Charles Robinson

Sources 

  • Charles Robinson - crobinson8 [at] charter [dot] net
  • Elliott Johnson - elliottsgon15 [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • David Huffman

Comments 

Valley Road Bridge
Posted June 21, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This beauty is a "Lacing-Lover's" Dream!

I would date it ca.1890 or earlier, but am not as certain about a possible fabricator.