Rating:
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Levy Road Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Douglas Coulter

View this photo at douglascoulter.com

BH Photo #218223

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Mackinaw River on Levy Road northwest of Hopedale
Location
Tazewell County, Illinois
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built 1907
Design
Pinned Pratt through truss Main
Pinned Pratt Pony Truss Approach
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 113.9 ft.
Total length: 178.2 ft.
Deck width: 13.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.46708, -89.43755   (decimal degrees)
40°28'01" N, 89°26'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/293346/4482453 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hopedale
Inventory numbers
IL 090-3125 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 49795 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 27, 2018: Updated by Elliott Johnson: changed status to abandoned
  • October 19, 2011: Updated by J.P.: added approach span
  • October 9, 2011: Added by J.P.

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Elliott Johnson - elliottsgon15 [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Levy Road Bridge
Posted September 22, 2019, by Topaz Stodgel (Topazm [at] hotmail [dot] com)

My husband and I found this bridge yesterday. There is no longer a true road going to it that we could find on the 1 side. There are spirits out there though that I caught on camera as the devils fog came upon us as I was shooting pictures.

Mackinaw River Levy Rd Bridge
Posted February 4, 2014, by Elliott Johnson (elliottsgon15 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I've been taking pictures at various different bridge sites in the areas surrounding Sangamon county and I was in Tazewell county on 02 February 14 and took about 20 pictures of each bridge with a 16 MP camera. I noticed that this particular bridge was missing a lot of pieces of it's deck, as you can see in the photos.

Mackinaw River Bridge
Posted October 13, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The approach span is a Pratt as well.

Mackinaw River Bridge
Posted October 13, 2011, by J.P.
Mackinaw River Bridge
Posted October 9, 2011, by J.P.

I have never admitted to being a truss expert and never will, but the through truss is a pinned pratt, as for the pony truss, I'm not really sure since it only has two panels. Its pinned as well. The Bridge does still exist.