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Old Chain of Rocks Canal Highway Bridge

Photos 

Side view

Photo taken by James Baughn

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BH Photo #102350

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Street View 

Video 

Chain of Rocks Highway Bridge

this is the chain of rocks highway bridge and it is on historic Route 66. I would have taken the 2 mile walk to the actual historic bridge had it not been raining.

Video posted by dieselducy

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Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Chain of Rocks Canal on Old Chain of Rocks Road (at one time US 66) just south of I-270 in Granite City
Location
Madison County, Illinois
Status
Open to one-lane highway traffic with a dedicated bike lane
History
Built 1949; rehabilitated 1999
Builder
- Bushman Construction Co. of St. Josesph, Missouri
Design
Polygonal Warren through truss with sub-panels
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 462.8 ft.
Total length: 2,367.5 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Deck width: 25.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.2 ft.
Also called
Old Canal Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.76210, -90.13781   (decimal degrees)
38°45'44" N, 90°08'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/748692/4294268 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Columbia Bottom
Inventory numbers
IL 060-0068 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15499 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2011)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 68.3 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
275

Update Log 

  • August 6, 2016: New photos from David Huffman
  • May 28, 2016: New photos from Steve Conro
  • September 5, 2011: New photos from Jason Smith
  • August 21, 2011: New photos from Ben Tate
  • July 29, 2011: Updated by C Hanchey: Added bridge builder
  • January 6, 2011: New photo from John Christeson
  • April 17, 2010: New Street View added by Kim Harvey
  • February 23, 2010: New video from Kim Harvey
  • November 23, 2009: New photos from J.P.
  • September 14, 2008: New photo from James Baughn
  • February 5, 2007: Posted all new photos

Sources 

  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Kim Harvey
  • John Christeson - john_christeson [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Panoramio Bridge Photo
  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • David Huffman

Comments 

Old Canal Bridge
Posted August 2, 2007, by Justin Zeid (Zoomjz [at] aol [dot] com)

This bridge is now a one lane bridge. There is a stoplight at either end that allows traffic to cross only one direction at a time. The other lane has been converted to a pedestrian and bicycle lane.