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Rock River Bridge (Old)


1908 Postmark

Note the endpost design

Photo uploaded by Art S.


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BH Photo #431823


Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Rock River on Union Street
Byron, Ogle County, Illinois
No longer exists
- Milwaukee Bridge & Iron Works of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
(4)8-panel, pin-connected Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.12178, -89.25506   (decimal degrees)
42°07'18" N, 89°15'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/313593/4665758 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 82291 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 22, 2022: New photo from David Shedlock
  • May 28, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added possible builder
  • March 25, 2022: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • July 13, 2021: Updated by Art Suckewer: Removed CBW as possible builder based on clearer second pic
  • April 16, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • July 17, 2018: Added by Art S.

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Rock River Bridge
Posted May 28, 2022, by Paul Plassman

Tony, yeah, I was fairly sure it was Milwaukee from the plaque and the portal decor but not being a builder expert or real familiar with their designs I wasn't 100%.

Rock River Bridge
Posted May 28, 2022, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Paul, I removed the "possible" from the equation... as this was definitely a MB&I product.