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Hill Creek Bridge


Photo taken by Greg Hall


BH Photo #109607



Pony truss bridge over Hill Creek on Riverview Drive in Pearl
Pike County, Illinois
Open to traffic
Built 1934; rehabilitated 1996
Warren pony truss
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 107.5 ft.
Deck width: 23.9 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.45739, -90.61867   (decimal degrees)
39°27'27" N, 90°37'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/704880/4370242 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pearl East
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
Inventory numbers
IL 075-6002 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15601 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 90.8 (out of 100)
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Built 1934 (794)
Built during 1930s (11,769)
Illinois (4,686)
NR-eligible (4,056)
Open (39,977)
Owned by city (5,461)
Pike County, Illinois (105)
Pony truss (16,241)
Skewed (4,915)
Span length 100-125 feet (4,409)
Total length 100-125 feet (5,188)
Truss (32,958)
Warren pony truss (3,370)
Warren truss (6,580)

Update Log 

  • November 18, 2017: New photo from David Huffman
  • January 2, 2013: Updated by Steve Conro: Adjusted GPS
  • July 23, 2008: New photos from Kim Harvey

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Hill Creek Bridge
Posted September 4, 2007, by Greg Hall (cyclebay [at] aol [dot] com)

Road names are funny (strange). Must have renamed them since my Delorme map came out. My current Garmin doesn't show this road. Delorme calls it Riverview Drive from one end to the other. Actual signs at the south end of the bridge calls the east/west section 412N. Cross the bridge, then the railroad tracks to the north and a sign calls the road Bluff Road, which signs support all the way to the north end.

Bridge is located just north of Hwy 100

I should mention that there is a very interesting rail bridge over the Illinois River just east of this bridge, but it appears to be hard to access, unless in a boat.

GPS at south end is N39 27.445 W090 37.172

Date photo's 9/1/07

Photo 18 approach from south (heading east/north) on 412N

Photo 19 looking North

Photo 20 Plaques, white paint damage from graffiti?

Photo 23 Heading south

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