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TP&W - Illinois River Bridge

Photos 

Published prior to 1923

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BH Photo #367326

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Illinois River on Toledo Peoria & Western Railway
Location
East Peoria, Tazewell County, Illinois, and Peoria County, Illinois
Status
Destroyed by collision
History
Removed 1970 after being damaged by a barge tow.
Railroad
- Toledo, Peoria, & Western Railroad (TPW)
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.68274, -89.59401   (decimal degrees)
40°40'58" N, 89°35'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/280785/4506775 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Peoria East
Inventory number
BH 68526 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 8, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • October 28, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • October 13, 2016: New photo from Dave King
  • July 16, 2015: Added by Luke

Sources 

Comments 

TP&W - Illinois River Bridge
Posted November 11, 2019, by Dylan VanAntwerp (dylan_vanantwerp [at] live [dot] com)

http://industrialscenery.blogspot.com/2016/07/losttp-bridge-...

One span was destroyed in the barge strike, but the bridge itself wasn't completely removed until the new highway bridge was built sometime in the 1980s.

TP&W - Illinois River Bridge
Posted November 8, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

So something doesn't jive here... The bridge was removed in 1970, but the last pic is from 82'?

John Marvig this one's for you! ;-p