Vachel Lindsay Bridge
View facing north-west of the whole span
Photo taken by Fmiser in November 2011
License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)
BH Photo #234320
Renovated in 2011. Details here
The unusual design type is reported by this site
There is a pedestrian tunnel under the east roadway approaching the bridge.
- Multi-span concrete cantilever built to simulate a closed-spandrel arch bridge over Lake Springfield on Long Bay Drive
- Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois
- Open to traffic
- Built 1933
- - Burns & McDonnell of Kansas City, Missouri
- Concrete cantilever designed to look like a multiple arch.
Length of largest span: 100.1 ft.
Total length: 1,398.0 ft.
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
- Also called
- Long Bay Drive Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +39.72690, -89.59585 (decimal degrees)
39°43'37" N, 89°35'45" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/277524/4400668 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- New City
- Land survey
- T. 15 N., R. 5 W., Sec. 25
- Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
- Inventory numbers
- IL 084-9916 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 44899 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection report (as of September 2016)
- Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 54.4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com
- June 29, 2012: Updated by Fmiser: changed type, added photos
- June 28, 2012: New photos from Fmiser
- May 19, 2011: Updated by Nathan Holth: This Bridge Is Now Slated For Rehabilitation.
- May 10, 2010: Updated by Kim Harvey: builder, NRHP
- April 17, 2010: Added by Kim Harvey