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Luhr Brothers Boat Dock Bridge

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over The eastern side of the Mississippi River on Dock Access
Location
Monroe County, Illinois
Status
Open to authorized personell only
Builder
- Union Bridge Co. of Buffalo, New York & Athens, Pennsylvania
Railroad
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.44405, -90.28229   (decimal degrees)
38°26'39" N, 90°16'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/737182/4258583 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 82994 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Illinois (4,409)
Monroe County, Illinois (30)
Open to pedestrians (3,723)
Owned privately (1,455)
Pratt through truss (4,783)
Pratt truss (8,339)
Rail-to-trail (1,371)
Railroad (14,137)
Relocated (724)
Through truss (13,551)
Truss (30,490)
Union Bridge Co. (55)

Update Log 

  • September 29, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added company name + noted relocation
  • September 29, 2018: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • September 29, 2018: Added by James McCray

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Comments 

Luhr Brothers Boat Dock Bridge
Posted September 30, 2018, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

It might be that a quick phone call or email would confirm this.

Luhr Brothers Boat Dock Bridge
Posted September 29, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

A quick google earth measure indicates this bridge is approximately 210' long, the same length as the Alton Bridge spans. Based on the fact that the owner is a construction contractor who states they work closely with the Army Corp of Engineers, the dimensional and visual evidence, I strongly believe that Alton was the original location of this span. If there are no objections, I will add the build date and historical information to this span.

Floating Dock Truss Bridge (?)
Posted September 29, 2018, by Luke

As always James, nice find!

Floating Dock Truss Bridge (?)
Posted September 29, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

To me, it looks like a piece of the old Alton railroad Bridge, due to the portals.

https://bridgehunter.com/il/madison/alton-rr/

Floating Dock Truss Bridge (?)
Posted September 29, 2018, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Looks like they drive across it. Possibly purpose built but likely relocated. For sure a bridge!

Floating Dock Truss Bridge (?)
Posted September 29, 2018, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

So what is this? I added it due to the fact you can see it from the Interstate Bridge from the north and from Google Map it looks like a real truss. Maybe a relocated truss that is being reused as a dock ramp of sorts? Anyway, is it a real truss bridge?