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Springdale Cemetery White Bridge

Photos 

White Bridge

Photo taken by Douglas Coulter

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA)

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BH Photo #239287

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Kingpost pony truss bridge over Springdale Creek on a road in Springdale Cemetery
Location
Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
Design
Kingpost pony truss
Also called
Springdale Cemetery Bridge #1
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.72124, -89.56963   (decimal degrees)
40°43'16" N, 89°34'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/282971/4510988 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Peoria East
Inventory number
BH 53536 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Illinois (3,845)
Kingpost truss (136)
Open (36,569)
Owned by city (4,488)
Peoria County, Illinois (89)
Peoria, Illinois (33)
Pony truss (15,049)
Truss (29,443)

Update Log 

  • April 30, 2016: Updated by Steve Conro: changed name so Springdale Cemetery bridges would list together
  • September 16, 2012: Updated by Clark Vance: Corrected description
  • September 15, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected design
  • September 14, 2012: Added by James McCray

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Flickr - photos of bridge
  • Luke
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

White Bridge
Posted September 15, 2012, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

A Queenpost would have an upper chord of at least one panel, that is parallel to the lower chord.

White Bridge
Posted September 14, 2012, by Will Truax (Bridgewright [at] gmail [dot] com)

The use of rods for the tensile members in both Kings and Queens is found both in roof (more of these survive into the present day) and bridge trusses and is / was not the least bit uncommon. Foundry's were spitting out rods and Angle Blocks, and / or Angle Washers for both for short span trusses from the '70's through the aught's at least

A center single panel point, (even if it is a double rod setup) and the absence of a Straining Beam quite clearly make this a King.

White Bridge
Posted September 14, 2012, by Anonymous

I do not know the difference between queen and king and when i look it up it seems like they are interchangeable. I need help with these bridges.

White Bridge
Posted September 14, 2012, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Anyone think this is actually a kingpost rather than queen?

White Bridge
Posted September 14, 2012, by Anonymous

HISTORIQUE/NON MODERNE - I thinque :-)

White Bridge
Posted September 14, 2012, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Hard to tell for sure from the photos, but they look old. The railing posts look ornate. The use of rods for the vertical does not have the appearance of a modern bridge to me.

White Bridge
Posted September 14, 2012, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Just added this and its sister bridge (http://bridgehunter.com/il/peoria/black/). I'm wondering if these bridges are authentic trusses or if they are just "modern prefabs" placed in the cemetery for decorative purposes. Anyway, if someone can give tell either way and give more info on the kind of design, since I am not really familiar with this kind of truss, please do so.