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Henry Bridge

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View from a distance

Photo taken by Bill Burmaster

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Overview
Six-span through truss bridge over the Illinois River on IL 18 at Henry
Location
Marshall County, Illinois, and Putnam County, Illinois
Status
Open to two-lane traffic
History
Built 1934; rehabilitated 1988
Design
Pennsylvania through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 364.0 ft.
Total length: 1,718.7 ft.
Deck width: 22.6 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.10885, -89.35256   (decimal degrees)
41°06'32" N, 89°21'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/302464/4553508 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Henry
Inventory numbers
IL 062-0036 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15512 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2011)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 56.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
2,750

Update Log 

  • March 3, 2013: New photos from Gene Smania
  • January 31, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: added photo's
  • April 12, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • January 9, 2006: Posted photos from Bill Burmaster

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Henry Bridge
Posted February 8, 2012, by Steve Conro (sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com)

You can still see the remains of the lock just off shore from the marina

Henry Bridge
Posted March 12, 2011, by Gene Smania

This wood brige was built in 1870 and removed in 1933 after a barge impacted the swing span pier. From 1933 until the present bridge was opened in 1935 residents traveled across the river on a ferry. The lock and dam were built in 1871 and in service until 1927 when the dam was removed. (source-Henry News Republican, Bridge Dedication-Centenial Souvenir Edition, 1988) 1931 and 1935 photos by Art Kistler, IDOT employee.