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IL3 Wood River Bridge (Old)



Lost through truss bridge over Wood River Creek on IL 3 SB in East Alton
East Alton, Madison County, Illinois
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1929; replaced 1992
Warren through truss with all verticals
Length of largest span: 140.1 ft.
Total length: 209.0 ft.
Deck width: 44.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.88417, -90.12250   (decimal degrees)
38°53'03" N, 90°07'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/749595/4307858 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
IL 060-0062 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 36742 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2017)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 79.4 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • June 6, 2019: Updated by Luke: Corrected build date per Newspapers.com OCR text
  • June 25, 2008: Added by Kim Harvey



Wood River Creek Bridge
Posted January 25, 2012, by Andy Jankowski (andyj [at] hometel [dot] com)

Sorry for the confusion about the photos. After posting them, a bridgehunter contributor, and surprisingly a former coworker of my dad e-mailed me to say the photos looked like they were the work of photographer Art Kistler. Kistler's collection is currently held by Illinois DOT in Springfield. After learning this, I asked the webmaster to delete the photos and comments I uploaded yesterday until I can confirm the origin of the photos. I have since learned they are indeed Kistler's work. However, IDOT informed me I am at liberty to upload them to the site. Look for them to return soon with proper credit to Art Kistler, along with a few new bridge entries.

Wood River Creek Bridge
Posted January 25, 2012, by Wayne Kizziar (wayne1701 [at] cableone [dot] net)

Where did Andy's fathers photo's go ?

Wood River Creek Bridge
Posted January 24, 2012, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Thanks for sharing your father's photos with us Andy!