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PTC - Illinois River Bridge

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PT RR - Illinois River Bridge

Bridge collapsed into the river

Photo taken by Douglas Butler

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BH Photo #288716

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Overview
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Illinois River on Peoria Terminal Co.
Location
Pekin, Peoria County, Illinois, and Tazewell County, Illinois
Status
Destroyed by collision
History
Built 1888; Removed ca. 1973
Builders
- Schultz Bridge & Iron Works of McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
- William M. Hughes of Chicago, Illinois
Railroads
- Interurban
- Peoria & Pekin Terminal Railway (P&PT)
- Peoria Railway Terminal Company (PRTC)
- Peoria Terminal Co. (PTC)
Design
Pennsylvania through truss swing
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 380.0 ft.
Total length: 1,004.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 21.9 ft.
Also called
P&PT - Illinois River Bridge
PRTC - Illinois River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.57356, -89.65418   (decimal degrees)
40°34'25" N, 89°39'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/275334/4494806 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pekin
Inventory number
BH 61781 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 5, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • June 8, 2015: New Street View added by Luke
  • May 11, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added image
  • February 11, 2015: Updated by Luke: Fixed GPS & Added builder
  • July 19, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

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