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Pekin Wagon Bridge

Photo 

Pekin Wagon Bridge

looking north c1906 with PP&U bridge in background

Photo from old postcard

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BH Photo #515012

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Illinois River on Margaret Street
Location
Pekin, Tazewell County, Illinois, and Peoria County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1885; replaced 1929
Design
Swing span with multiple Pratt through truss approach spans
Also called
Plank Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.57321, -89.65385   (decimal degrees)
40°34'24" N, 89°39'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/275360/4494765 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 95882 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 13, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added truss type
  • January 13, 2022: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Paul Plassman