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Levy Road Bridge


Photo taken by Douglas Coulter

View this photo at douglascoulter.com

BH Photo #218223


Pratt through truss bridge over Mackinaw River on Levy Road northwest of Hopedale
Tazewell County, Illinois
Built 1907
Pinned Pratt through truss Main
Pinned Pratt Pony Truss Approach
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:
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.


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


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.