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Bridge of the Lions

Photo 

Photo From Illinois HARGIS Database

View this photo at gis.hpa.state.il.us

BH Photo #194182

Map 

Description 

Crystal Lake and this bridge were built at the same time. It quickly became nothing more than a swampy breeding ground for mosquitoes and was thusly drained in 1901.

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Drained Crystal Lake on Lake Avenue
Location
Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built 1881
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 25.6 ft.
Total length: 78.1 ft.
Deck width: 19.7 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Crystal Lake Bridge
Bridge to Nowhere
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.52083, -90.54444   (decimal degrees)
41°31'15" N, 90°32'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/704889/4599488 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Davenport East
Inventory number
BH 47637 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2008)
Substructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 34.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
1

Update Log 

  • March 13, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected build date, added road name, added lake name
  • February 24, 2011: New photo from Nathan Holth
  • January 11, 2011: Added by J.P.

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