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PPU - Illinois River Bridge (Old)

Photos 

Photo taken by Douglas Butler

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BH Photo #263665

Map 

Description 

This bridge was in good condition when it replaced with a vertical lift bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Illinois River on Peoria & Pekin Union Railroad
Location
East Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, and Tazewell County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1911; Replaced 1983 -1985
Builders
- McClintic-Marshall Co. of Chicago, Illinois & Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Railroad
- Peoria & Pekin Union Railway (PPU)
Design
A Heel Trunnion bascule bridge although built as an early design with the machinery installed on the bascule span and the struts pinned fixed to the counterweight bridge tower.
Dimensions
Total length: 160.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.66786, -89.61163   (decimal degrees)
40°40'04" N, 89°36'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/279247/4505167 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Peoria East
Inventory number
BH 57636 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 20, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • February 23, 2016: Updated by Luke: Builder + real image
  • February 22, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 5, 2015: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • October 28, 2014: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • October 25, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • September 24, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • September 17, 2014: New photo from Gene Smania
  • June 11, 2014: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • August 18, 2013: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • August 16, 2013: Added by Douglas Butler

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Douglas Butler
  • Luke