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Piney Branch Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by James Baughn

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BH Photo #102563

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost bedstead pony truss bridge over Piney Branch on Piney Creek Road
Location
Randolph County, Illinois
Status
No longer exists
History
Built 1901; bypassed by new bridge in 2002; removed 2009
Design
Pin-connected, 2-panel Pratt bedstead pony truss
Dimensions
Span length: 34.1 ft.
Total length: 34.1 ft.
Deck width: 11.8 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.90047, -89.65182   (decimal degrees)
37°54'02" N, 89°39'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/266842/4198087 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Welge
Inventory numbers
IL 079-4290 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15630 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 3, 2011: Updated by James Baughn: Confirmed that this bridge has been demolished
  • October 17, 2005: Posted new photos

Sources 

  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com

Comments 

Piney Branch Bridge
Posted August 19, 2009, by Mike (mikeinpdx13 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Sadly, that seems to be the case. Too bad it was allowed to get past the point of no return.

Piney Branch Bridge
Posted August 7, 2009, by Randy (fabfive [at] egyptian [dot] net)

They apparently tore it completely out..