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15th Street Bridge

Photos 

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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BH Photo #317827

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Sylvan Slough on 2nd Street
Location
Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1872; Replaced 1932
Builders
- Baltimore Bridge Co. of Baltimore, Maryland (Erector)
- Charles Shaler Smith of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Chief Engineer)
- Phoenix Bridge Co. of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania (Fabricator)
Design
Whipple through truss
Also called
Moline Bridge
Government Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.51101, -90.51945   (decimal degrees)
41°30'40" N, 90°31'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/707006/4598456 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Davenport East
Inventory number
BH 66440 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 24, 2021: Updated by Luke: Added additional builder information per book
  • November 24, 2021: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • October 2, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • July 30, 2018: New photo from Luke
  • February 5, 2018: Updated by Art Suckewer: Added picture and alternate name
  • March 10, 2015: Updated by Luke: Edited name
  • March 7, 2015: Added by Luke

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Comments 

15th Street Bridge
Posted November 24, 2021, by Luke

It is indeed of the Sylvan Slough bridge.

It was built as part of the Third Arsenal Bridge and the same contract:

https://books.google.com/books?id=3mDOAAAAMAAJ&q=baltimore+b...

According to this, the parts themselves were manufactured by Phoenix

https://books.google.com/books?id=vIBHAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA181&lpg=...

15th Street Bridge
Posted November 24, 2021, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

I found another image, although it is listed as Henry, IL, I think it is this bridge. Can anyone confirm?

Also, the listed builder is curious. I anticipated Phoenix. Is there a back-story?

Regards,

Art S.

15th Street Bridge
Posted March 12, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Phoenix columns!