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Horse Creek Bridge

Photos 

picture taken shortly after completion

picture taken from the "History of Pawnee" scrapbook

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BH Photo #279856

Map 

Description 

Built in 1898 to replace the covered bridge at the same location that was knocked off it's foundation during a flood in the spring of 1898. The date that the earlier bridge was built is unknown at this time. The iron bridge was precut at the Springfield Bridge and Iron factory in Springfield, IL by the late Joe Burtle, the finished bridge was then moved to it's location on TR 425.

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Horse Creek on TR 425 in Pawnee
Location
Pawnee, Sangamon County, Illinois
Status
No longer exists, replaced by UCEB
History
Built 1898 to replace covered bridge damaged by flood; demolished in summer of 2004
Builders
- Joe Burtle
- Springfield Bridge & Iron Co.
Design
Through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 80.0 ft.
Total length: 81.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.1 ft.
Also called
Washington Street Iron Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.58972, -89.57028   (decimal degrees)
39°35'23" N, 89°34'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/279280/4385378 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pawnee
Inventory numbers
IL 084-3185 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15647 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 15, 2014: Updated by Elliott Johnson: added description, added builders, updated date lost

Sources 

  • Elliott Johnson - elliottsgon15 [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Horse Creek Bridge
Posted March 2, 2007, by Jerry Helfrich (jhelfire [at] aol [dot] com)

This bridge no longer exists.