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Dupo Bridge

Photos 

Dupo Bridge Route 3

Looking North

Photo taken by John Christeson in April 2007

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BH Photo #114307

Map 

Street View 

Essay 

Written by John Christeson

Heading North towards Cahokia on Ill. Route 3. Bridge seemed to be in decent shape.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Praire Du Pont Creek and Union Pacific Railroad on IL 3 in Cahokia
Location
Dupo, St. Clair County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1954; rehabilitated 1987
Design
Polygonal Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 230.0 ft.
Total length: 902.9 ft.
Deck width: 51.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.54727, -90.19468   (decimal degrees)
38°32'50" N, 90°11'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/744479/4270269 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cahokia
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
11,800
Inventory numbers
IL 082-0030 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15676 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2009)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • December 10, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge has been demolished and replaced.
  • February 24, 2014: New photo from Jack Schmidt
  • August 7, 2011: New photos from Kim Harvey
  • July 22, 2011: Updated by Kim Harvey: closure date pushed back 2 weeks according to IDOT Press Release
  • July 7, 2011: Updated by Kim Harvey: IDOT announced date when bridge will be closed
  • July 4, 2009: Updated by Kim Harvey: Future Prospects
  • April 11, 2009: Updated by Kim Harvey: corrected creek name, added future prospect
  • October 15, 2008: Updated by Kim Harvey
  • September 16, 2008: New photos from Kim Harvey
  • July 4, 2008: Updated by Kim Harvey
  • May 18, 2008: Essay added by John Christeson

Sources 

Comments 

Dupo Bridge
Posted July 7, 2011, by Kim Harvey

http://www.dot.state.il.us/press/D8/76882%20rel%2007-05-11.d...

This press release requires a barf bag right now.