Rating:
No votes cast

Wabash - Valley City Bridge (Old)

Photos 

Old Valley City bridge

Wabash RR photo

License: Released into public domain

Enlarge

BH Photo #301901

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Illinois River on former Wabash Railroad in Valley City
Location
Valley City, Scott County, Illinois, and Pike County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by new bridge just down stream from the original.
History
Original bridge at this location built 1880, original spans replaced 1920/21; replaced by a new bridge 1959
Railroad
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
Design
1 pony plate girder approach span
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 434.4 ft.
Total length: 1,602.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.6 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 29.0 ft.
Also called
Wabash Railroad Bridge #508
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.70660, -90.64524   (decimal degrees)
39°42'24" N, 90°38'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/701869/4397844 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Griggsville
Inventory number
BH 38215 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 9, 2016: New photo from James Holzmeier
  • January 7, 2015: Merged duplicate pages
  • December 15, 2014: Updated by James Holzmeier: Added Wabash bridge number, dimensions, line drawing & data sheet
  • October 16, 2014: New photo from James Holzmeier
  • October 16, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • October 13, 2014: New photo from James Holzmeier
  • February 26, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Added GPS coordinates
  • July 17, 2009: Updated by Jeremy Ruble
  • November 23, 2008: Added by Kim Harvey
  • August 24, 2008: Added by Kim Harvey

Related Bridges 

Sources 

Comments 

First Valley City Rail Bridge
Posted July 17, 2009, by John B. (bridgefan [at] hotmail [dot] com)

It would nice to post what was updated. I think certain people just want their name on every railroad bridge.