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Emerson Street Bridge

Photos 

Replacement bridge

Photo taken by Bill Burmaster

BH Photo #102427

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost pony truss bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad on Emerson Street in Bloomington
Location
McLean County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1921; rehabilitated 1980, replaced 2003
Railroads
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 116.1 ft.
Total length: 154.8 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.49318, -89.00014   (decimal degrees)
40°29'35" N, 89°00'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/330497/4484419 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bloomington West
Inventory numbers
IL 057-6309 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15540 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 7, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • June 5, 2006: Bill Burmaster reports bridge has been replaced

Sources 

  • Bill Burmaster
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com