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Camelback Bridge

Photos 

Side view

Photo taken by Bill Burmaster

BH Photo #102424

Map 

Street Views 

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
Inventory numbers
IL 057-7821 (Illinois bridge number)
NRHP 97000383 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 15539 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2011)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 75.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
3,400

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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