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Pekin Lift Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Mike Fahrenbacher @ 1980

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BH Photo #244397

Map 

Description 

This Strauss vertical lift bridge was constructed by the Strauss Engineering Company that specializes in bascule bridges.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Strauss vertical-lift through truss bridge over Illinois River on IL 9 in Pekin
Location
Pekin, Peoria County, Illinois, and Tazewell County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1928-29; replaced 1980
Design
Main span: Strauss Vertical lift Parker through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.57319, -89.65500   (decimal degrees)
40°34'23" N, 89°39'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/275263/4494766 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pekin
Inventory number
BH 54848 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 17, 2014: New photo from Gene Smania
  • December 7, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Updating info
  • December 7, 2012: Added by Mike Fahrenbacher

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Mike Fahrenbacher
  • Luke
  • Douglas Butler

Comments 

Unknown Lift Bridge
Posted December 7, 2012, by Ross Brown (bluehavanaross [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is the old highway bridge at Pekin. The new bridge was completed sometime in the early 1980s. It can be found on the Bridgehunter site under "Pekin Bridge".