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Crane Creek Bridge


Pratt through truss bridge over Crane Creek on TR 293
Schuyler County, Illinois
Built ca. 1885
Pinned Pratt through truss, likely wrought iron.
Length of largest span: 74.1 ft.
Total length: 76.1 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.03917, -90.52917   (decimal degrees)
40°02'21" N, 90°31'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/710800/4435029 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rushville South
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
Inventory numbers
IL 085-4112 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15656 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2012)
Sufficiency rating: 16.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • June 28, 2012: Updated by Fmiser: updated status
  • April 17, 2012: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type


  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Fmiser - fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com


Crane Creek Bridge
Posted July 4, 2012, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

A really sordid disposition for a very neat little through truss. Just goes to show the twisted logic associated with our government officials. No attempt to save a 125 year old piece of local history...but to simply obliterate it for posterity's sake. The area constituents should be proud!

Crane Creek Bridge
Posted July 3, 2012, by Fmiser (fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com)

It's gone now...

I found a pile of wood from the deck, and one iron bar embeded in the concrete abutment.

Based on the vegetation growth, I'm pretty sure it was demolished before last summer. So those photos Dale took may have been just in time.

Crane Creek Bridge
Posted April 17, 2012, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This is a rather old and unique 4 panel through truss that is likely wrought iron.

Crane Creek Bridge
Posted April 18, 2010, by Dale Travis (daletravis [at] bigfoot [dot] com)

Photos taken 4-9-10.