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Old Route 47 Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by James McCray

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BH Photo #181597

Map 

Description 

This bridge is "technically" open to traffic although the road dead ends shortly east of the bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Sangamon River on Old Route 47 (County Rd 1625 N)
Location
Monticello, Piatt County, Illinois
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Built 1939
Design
Steel stringer
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.04484, -88.57790   (decimal degrees)
40°02'41" N, 88°34'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/365395/4433926 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Monticello
Inventory number
BH 46444 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Beam (12,193)
Built 1939 (690)
Built during 1930s (10,670)
Closed (2,429)
Illinois (3,858)
Monticello, Illinois (9)
Owned by county (18,903)
Piatt County, Illinois (39)
Steel stringer (4,811)

Update Log 

  • September 27, 2015: Updated by Elliott Johnson: this bridge has been closed for awhile, there is a gate at each end
  • October 8, 2010: Added by James McCray

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Elliott Johnson - elliottsgon15 [at] hotmail [dot] com