Rating:
3 votes

Krape Park Demeter Drive Bridge

Photos 

Overview

BH Photo #109373

Map 

Street View 

Description 

This pony truss, as of July 2011, is undergoing a transformation to a pedestrian-only bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Yellow Creek on South Demeter Drive at Krape Park in Freeport
Location
Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built ca. 1920
Design
Pin-connected, 5-panel Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 62.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.8 ft.
Also called
South Demeter Drive Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.27717, -89.64678   (decimal degrees)
42°16'38" N, 89°38'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/281746/4683943 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Freeport West
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
25
Inventory numbers
IL 089-6003 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15682 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2015)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 19 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • July 23, 2011: Updated by J.R. Manning: Changed name to better reflect the location and to differentiate this bridge from the two bridges that are actually inside the park.
  • May 17, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added GPS.
  • October 31, 2007: Posted photo from Doug Vander Wilt

Sources 

  • Doug Vander Wilt - unsearchable [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth
  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net

Comments 

Krape Park Bridge
Posted June 6, 2011, by Nathan Holth

Sounds like this bridge still exists and is being preserved for non-motorized use: http://www.journalstandard.com/opinions/letters_to_the_edito...

Krape Park Bridge
Posted February 22, 2009, by Bill Ward (phalanges [at] comcast [dot] net)

This bridge collapsed in September 2008, I believe.