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US36 Riverton Bridge

Photos 

Photo from unknown photographer

BH Photo #333477

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Sangamon River on Old US 36 at Riverton
Location
Riverton, Sangamon County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1922; bypassed 1958 but remained open until Aug. 1979, removed 1983
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.84298, -89.54762   (decimal degrees)
39°50'35" N, 89°32'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/282025/4413435 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Springfield East
Inventory number
BH 68666 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1922 (688)
Built during 1920s (9,807)
Have street view (26,552)
Illinois (4,601)
Lost (24,196)
Lost 1983 (102)
Lost during 1980s (1,345)
Owned by state (15,793)
Pratt through truss (5,327)
Pratt truss (9,196)
Replaced by new bridge (16,150)
Riverton, Illinois (4)
Sangamon County, Illinois (108)
Through truss (14,890)
Truss (32,510)
US 36 (40)

Update Log 

  • August 12, 2015: New Street View added by Elliott Johnson
  • July 26, 2015: New photo and information submitted to webmaster
  • July 26, 2015: Added by Elliott Johnson

Sources 

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

Comments 

Old Rt. 36 Bridge
Posted November 13, 2015, by Bill Graber (foursecretary [at] aol [dot] com)

This bridge was not replaced in the true sense of the words. It was by-passed and a new bridge replaced this crossing when US36 was moved further south and went around Riverton. The rest of the facts about the bridge are correct. It was open for a long time and closed in 1979. It was removed and not replaced at the same location in 1983.