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Culp Lane Bridge


Culp Lane bridge

heading west

Photo taken by Kim Harvey in July 2008


BH Photo #116470



Through truss bridge over East Fork Wood River on Culp Lane, .5 mi. northwest of Bethalto
Madison County, Illinois
closed as of 9 December 2008. replaced 2009
Built 1958, replaced 2009
Through truss
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 182.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.4 ft.
Also called
Jinkenson Bridge (official name)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.92417, -90.06861   (decimal degrees)
38°55'27" N, 90°04'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/754128/4312447 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
Inventory numbers
IL 060-3084 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15491 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2009)
Sufficiency rating: 2 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • December 21, 2008: Updated by Kim Harvey: bridge has been closed and is scheduled to be replaced
  • September 16, 2008: New photo from Kim Harvey
  • July 4, 2008: New photos from Kim Harvey


Culp Lane Bridge
Posted December 21, 2008, by Al Bertram (abertram8297 [at] charter [dot] net)

Good time to post a picture as this bridge will be no more in 2009. It may be gone already as it was closed on December 9, 2008. The official name is the Jinkenson Bridge and it will be replaced by the fall of 2009. I guess it was inevitable, what with all the traffic generated by the new city park and the sports complex along it, as well as some new houses. Culp Lane needs upgrading as it is hazardous and narrow in spots. People were for the most part courteous when you had meeting traffic prior to crossing the bridge, as whatever vehicle was further from the bridge would stop to let the closer one cross. At least, that is the experience I usually had. But it served its purpose for many, many, years!