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All Forks Creek Bridge


Photo taken by Steve Conro in January 2012


BH Photo #224236


NBI lists 1801. This looks old but pre Civil War in this area? Did the Indians build it?


Slab bridge over All Forks Creek on Division Street
Granville, Putnam County, Illinois
Open to traffic
NBI shows 1801 but I'm guessing its 1901.
Length of largest span: 11.2 ft.
Total length: 23.0 ft.
Deck width: 23.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.26443, -89.24096   (decimal degrees)
41°15'52" N, 89°14'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/312281/4570534 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Spring Valley
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
Inventory numbers
IL 078-6301 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 51144 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Sufficiency rating: 67.7 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • February 1, 2012: New photos from Steve Conro
  • January 31, 2012: Added by Steve Conro



All Forks Creek Bridge
Posted February 8, 2012, by Steve Conro (sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Typically they use 1900 and there are some bridges built in the very late 1800's. That's why the 1801 struck me as odd.

All Forks Creek Bridge
Posted February 2, 2012, by Michael Goff (michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The NBI date is a default date for an unknown construction date. Normally if the date reads 1900 or 1901 and it is of concrete construction that simply means the bridge construction date is unknown. Maybe in Illinois they use 1800 or 1801 since there is a chance of having pre-1900 bridges there, unlike here in Oregon.

The FHWA bridges inspection coding guide states..

“Record and code the year of construction of the structure. Code all 4 digits of the year in which construction of the structure was completed. If the year built is unknown, provide a best estimate.”

I would say the best estimate was not applied here. I would guess from the 1930’s or 40’s

All Forks Creek Bridge
Posted February 1, 2012, by K. A. Erickson

It looks a lot like this bridge >>>