Rating:
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Wilbern Road Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

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BH Photo #244318

Map 

Facts 

Overview
lost Pony truss bridge over Crow Creek on Wilbern Rd
Location
Marshall County, Illinois
Status
replaced by new bridge and carelessly left in a pile.
History
Built 1932, lost 2015
Design
Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 80.0 ft.
Total length: 83.0 ft.
Deck width: 17.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.94891, -89.32438   (decimal degrees)
40°56'56" N, 89°19'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/304357/4535687 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Washburn
Average daily traffic (as of 2005)
50
Inventory numbers
IL 062-4811 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15510 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2014)
Sufficiency rating: 25.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • October 10, 2014: New photos from Elliott Johnson
  • April 23, 2013: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge was destroyed in floods.
  • April 21, 2013: Updated by Clark Vance: Noted closure
  • December 5, 2012: New photos from Steve Conro

Sources 

  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth
  • Elliott Johnson - elliottsgon15 [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Wilbern Road Bridge
Posted May 14, 2013, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

It really wasn't "destroyed" it appears the truss is in good condition, but abutments are tipping over. County does not have the sense to simply rebuild abutments, repair truss, and reopen to traffic. Seeking instead to replace.

http://www.pjstar.com/news/x1506810670/Replacing-bridge-near...

Wilbern Road Bridge
Posted April 21, 2013, by Will Truax (Bridgewright [at] ymail [dot] com)
Crow Creek Bridge
Posted September 26, 2010, by Dale Travis (daletravis [at] bigfoot [dot] com)

Photos taken 5-30-10.