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Glen Carbon Covered Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by Timothy Krumm

BH Photo #102340

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Modern covered bridge over Judy Branch on Main Street in Glen Carbon. Replaced a 1934 covered bridge that had a lower clearence. Rebuit in 2007 to be higher and wider than the previous one.
Location
Glen Carbon, Madison County, Illinois
Status
Rebuilt in 2007
History
Built 1976, replacing an original 1934 covered bridge. Rebuit in 2007.
Design
Covered Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 32.1 ft.
Total length: 34.1 ft.
Deck width: 21.3 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.74833, -89.98389   (decimal degrees)
38°44'54" N, 89°59'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/240681/4293077 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Collinsville
Inventory numbers
IL 060-6600WGCB 13-60-A (Illinois bridge number)
IL 060-6600 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15494 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2005)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 18.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
5,800

Update Log 

  • February 18, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added category "Faux Covered Bridge"
  • February 18, 2017: New photos from David Huffman
  • November 17, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • March 9, 2010: Updated by Kim Harvey: street view
  • December 30, 2008: New photo from John Christeson
  • October 15, 2008: Updated by Kim Harvey: bridge is actually open, it was rebuilt in 2007
  • July 22, 2008: New photos from Kim Harvey
  • July 7, 2008: Updated by Kim Harvey: posted brief history of bridge found in July 7, 2008 copy of Alton Telegraph.
  • June 5, 2006: Posted photo from Timothy Krumm

Sources 

  • Timothy Krumm - Timothy [dot] Krumm [at] illinois [dot] gov
  • Kim Harvey
  • John Christeson - john_christeson [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • David Huffman

Comments 

Glen Carbon Covered Bridge
Posted July 7, 2008, by Kim Harvey (AyrlieofRemora [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Bridge was rebuilt last year, today there is a article in the Alton Telegraph in regards of painting it:

http://www.thetelegraph.com/news/bridge_15883___article.html...