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Camelback Bridge

Photos 

Side view

Photo taken by Bill Burmaster

BH Photo #102424

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Wooden Kingpost pony truss bridge over Constitution Trail (formerly Illinois Central Railroad) on Virginia Avenue in Normal
Location
McLean County, Illinois
Status
Open to two-lane traffic above and pedestrian traffic below
History
Built 1906, rehabilitated 2001
Builder
- Phoenix Bridge Co. of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Railroad
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC)
Design
Kingpost pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 29.8 ft.
Total length: 117.1 ft.
Deck width: 16.7 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 15, 1997
Also called
Illinois Central Railroad Bridge No. A797-14
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.49827, -88.98340   (decimal degrees)
40°29'54" N, 88°59'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/331929/4484952 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bloomington East
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
2,850
Inventory numbers
IL 057-7821 (Illinois bridge number)
NRHP 97000383 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 15539 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2015)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 75.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • September 27, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • May 15, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Added builder and Alternate name
  • June 5, 2006: Posted photos from Bill Burmaster

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