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Sears Mill Bridge

Photos 

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

BH Photo #251131

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Rock River on 11th Street
Location
Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1907; Span lost and replaced with a Bailey truss span 1946; Replaced 1948
Builders
- Clinton Bridge & Iron Works of Clinton, Iowa
- War Assets Administration (Source of 1946 Bailey span.)
Railroads
- Streetcar
- Tri-City Railway & Light Co. (TCR&L)
Design
Whipple through truss
Also called
Rock River Bridge (North Channel)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.46087, -90.57798   (decimal degrees)
41°27'39" N, 90°34'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/702277/4592751 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Milan
Inventory number
BH 52439 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 24, 2019: Updated by Luke: Noted source of Bailey span
  • January 24, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • January 12, 2019: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • March 25, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Rock Island Southern Railway", "Interurban", "Rail-and-Road"
  • May 12, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

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Comments 

Sears Mill Bridge
Posted January 12, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Thanks Luke ! I love my Newspapers plus account.

Sears Mill Bridge
Posted January 12, 2019, by Luke

Good find on the additional pictures, Melissa.