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Two Mile Creek Bridge

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Two Mile Creek IL

Looking Northeasterly from RH Bank. Not a trace of water in this creek.....

Photo taken by K. Allen Ballard in June 17, 2016

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BH Photo #355484

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Overview
Pony truss bridge over Two Mile Creek on TR 158, 4 mi. southeast of Rockport
Location
Pike County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1928
Design
Riveted Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 63.0 ft.
Deck width: 21.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.49556, -90.95462   (decimal degrees)
39°29'44" N, 90°57'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/675878/4373769 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pleasant Hill West
Inventory numbers
IL 075-3085 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15612 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2012)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 53.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
25

Categories 

Built 1928 (1,029)
Built during 1920s (8,757)
Illinois (3,845)
Open (36,534)
Owned by township (2,299)
Pike County, Illinois (61)
Pony truss (15,049)
Pratt pony truss (3,180)
Pratt truss (8,017)
Span length 50-75 feet (8,891)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,429)
Truss (29,437)
Wooden deck (5,863)

Update Log 

  • June 24, 2016: New photos from K. Allen Ballard
  • June 21, 2016: New photo from K. Allen Ballard

Sources 

  • K. Allen Ballard - speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Two Mile Creek Bridge
Posted June 24, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Well, that was some mighty quick linkrot. Try this one...

http://bridgehunter.com/ks/johnson/461079704441/

Two Mile Creek Bridge
Posted June 24, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Hate to be the bearer of bad news Robert...

But that link is a dud! ;-)

Two Mile Creek Bridge
Posted June 24, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This Warren/Pratt hybrid, or whatever you want to call it, was used on a relatively new (1950) pony truss in Johnson County, Kansas.

http://bridgehunter.com/scripts/bridge/edit.cgi

Johnson County has grown rapidly since WWII. Many of its historic bridges were demolished in the 1980s and 1990s as a result. This one was demolished within the last couple years.

Two Mile Creek Bridge
Posted June 24, 2016, by K. Allen Ballard (speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com)

Tony & Nathan:

THX for your expertise & knowledge. I posted the plaque picture & more. Will post a couple more pics later.

Two Mile Creek Bridge
Posted June 24, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I've seen it more in wooden trusses than metal.

Two Mile Creek Bridge
Posted June 23, 2016, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Another comment, this time to K. Allen... the Station and Bond items on the plaque... that's typical for state-standard bridge plaques in Illinois. Its interesting to compare how different state highway departments plaqued their bridges. Illinois decided to put station information on their plaques. Other states like New York and Pennsylvania just put little plaques with the date on them. Years ago as a newbie historic bridge enthusiast I was totally shocked at the lack of information on state plaques in other states. As a Michigan resident I was used to Michigan State Highway Department plaques which I later learned were some of the largest and most informative of all state standard plaques... having date, engineers, commissioners, contractor(s), and funding program.

Two Mile Creek Bridge
Posted June 23, 2016, by Nathan Holth (nathan [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I agree with Tony's reasoning, the unusual truss configuration is likely due to the number of panels. I would not describe it as unique, just uncommon. Here are a couple from my website over in Ontario... I wouldn't read anything into the fact that both my examples are in Ontario, I am sure I have seen other bridges with this design on BridgeHunter as well, I just can't remember them.

http://historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowser=tr...

http://historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowser=on...

Two Mile Creek Bridge
Posted June 23, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Yeah... I didn't think it looked that new!

I changed it to 1920 and if that wasn't right we can change it again. ;-)

Two Mile Creek Bridge
Posted June 23, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This is rather unique. I would say that it is a Warren with an uneven number of panels, so the designer just added the center X column.

Two Mile Creek Bridge
Posted June 23, 2016, by K. Allen Ballard (speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com)

Hi Tony

Yes! the plaque said 1920's, I think; I have a closeup that I will post later. It also had Station Data and Bond Issue info? A different take for a plaque if you ask me. Let me see if I can post plaque stuff Friday.

Happy Bridge hunting Tony. BTW, take a look at Cold Run Creek after I post more pics. It appears to be a Warren/Pratt combo? Hoping you or James can ID better than I can.

Two Mile Creek Bridge
Posted June 21, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Noticed there is a small plaque mounted on the endpost. Did it happen to have a date? I would suspect the 1965 date to be off by at least a couple decades or more.

Two Mile Creek Bridge
Posted June 21, 2016, by K. Allen Ballard (speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com)

Visited here June 17th, 2016; had a nice visit with a nearby local landowner about this bridge, and local Pike County history.

Two Mile Creek Bridge
Posted October 28, 2010, by Dale Travis (daletravis [at] bigfoot [dot] com)

Photos taken 10-8-10.