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Beck's Creek Bridge

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East end

Photo taken by Robert Stephenson in July 2008

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Overview
Bedstead pony truss bridge over Beck's Creek on TR 317, 5.6 mi. northwest of Herrick
Location
Shelby County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1909
Design
4-panel bedstead Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 59.3 ft.
Total length: 60.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.29944, -89.00361   (decimal degrees)
39°17'58" N, 89°00'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/327230/4351920 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Oconee
Inventory numbers
IL 087-3200 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15659 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2011)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 17.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
75

Update Log 

  • March 14, 2014: New photos from Elliott Johnson
  • April 16, 2009: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Year built
  • July 18, 2008: New photos from Robert Stephenson

Sources 

  • Robert Stephenson - seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Elliott Johnson - elliottsgon15 [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Beck's Creek Bridge
Posted March 10, 2014, by Elliott Johnson (elliottsgon15 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

anyone searching for this bridge......I highly recommend a vehicle that does NOT sit close to the ground like a truck or a bike or something. I ran across this one night while I was in my Saturn. There are many ruts and bumps!!!