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Cypress Creek Bridge

Photos 

Collapsing west end

Photo taken by James Baughn in February 2019

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BH Photo #443457

Map 

Description 

Dongola quadrangle map from 1920 shows a road ending just past the bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Cypress Creek on a spur of the Hickory Bottoms Trail within Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge
Location
Union County, Illinois
Status
Open to pedestrians only, if you dare
Design
Steel stringers originally wide enough to carry road traffic, but retrofitted with a narrow timber deck for pedestrians only. West end of the bridge is sinking severely.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.34445, -89.07317   (decimal degrees)
37°20'40" N, 89°04'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/316362/4135099 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84397 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 10, 2019: Added photos from James Baughn
  • February 5, 2019: Added by James Baughn