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Bay Road Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by James Baughn

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BH Photo #102480

Facts 

Overview
Lost pony truss bridge over Bay Creek on Bay Road (TR 137), 2.5 mi. west of Homberg
Location
Pope County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built or relocated here in 1977; replaced 2007
Design
Riveted, 4-panel Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 66.9 ft.
Total length: 75.1 ft.
Deck width: 20.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.32157, -88.57676   (decimal degrees)
37°19'18" N, 88°34'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/360294/4131711 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Brownfield
Inventory numbers
IL 076-3046 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15615 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

4-panel truss (315)
Built 1977 (77)
Built during 1970s (993)
Illinois (4,929)
Lost (28,467)
Lost 2007 (348)
Lost during 2000s (4,406)
Owned by township (3,284)
Pony truss (17,011)
Pope County, Illinois (28)
Pratt pony truss (3,950)
Pratt truss (10,297)
Relocated (1,035)
Replaced by new bridge (19,359)
Riveted (2,508)
Span length 50-75 feet (10,420)
Structurally deficient (12,883)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,792)
Truss (35,452)
Wooden deck (6,160)

Update Log 

  • July 10, 2006: Posted new photos

Comments 

Bay Road Bridge
Posted April 7, 2016, by Micheal Taylor (Battlebotguy2 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

As this is a Riveted Pony truss I seriously doubt it was built in 1977, it is likely that this is older than 1950, and was relocated here in 77.