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Springfield Road Bridge

Photos 

view from IL 159. It is only possible to get this view in the Winter months due to the trees.

Photo taken by Kim Harvey in April 2009

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BH Photo #136626

Map 

Facts 

Overview
abandoned pony truss bridge over Cahokia Creek, just north of UPRR on private road?
Location
Madison County, Illinois
Status
Closed to all traffic
Future prospects
Slated for demolition in 2014.
History
closed pratt pony truss bridge located just north of UPRR on a private road, with the approaches removed
Design
Pratt pony truss
Also called
Cahokia Creek Bridge #2
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.82756, -89.96813   (decimal degrees)
38°49'39" N, 89°58'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/242337/4301827 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Edwardsville
Inventory number
BH 41837 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Closed (2,669)
Doomed (1,073)
Illinois (4,647)
Madison County, Illinois (125)
Pony truss (16,182)
Pratt pony truss (3,637)
Pratt truss (9,294)
Truss (32,773)

Update Log 

  • March 25, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: Bridge not private. Bridge to be demolished without replacement using public funds.
  • February 23, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Added GPS coordinates
  • April 5, 2009: Updated by Kim Harvey: changed truss type to pratt
  • March 23, 2009: Added by Kim Harvey

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