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Illinois River Bridge

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Bascule span rising

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BH Photo #192111

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Overview
Lost concrete arch bridge over Illinois River in Peoria
Location
Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, and Tazewell County, Illinois
Status
Collapsed, and replaced
History
Built 1909, collapsed on May 1, 1909
Builders
- Concrete-Steel Engineering Co. of New York, New York
- Marsh Engineering Co. of Des Moines, Iowa
Design
Closed-spandrel concrete arch with one Bascule lift span
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 135.0 ft.
Total length: 1,124.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.68472, -89.59197   (decimal degrees)
40°41'05" N, 89°35'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/280964/4506989 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Peoria East
Inventory number
BH 47682 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 9, 2017: New photos from Dana and Kay Klein
  • January 13, 2011: Added by Jacob P. Bernard

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