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Sweet Potato Road Bridge

Photos 

Deck view

Photo taken by James Baughn

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BH Photo #102633

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Wooden bridge over Mill Creek on Sweet Potato Road (TR 285) just off IL 127, 0.7 mi. north of Mill Creek
Location
Union County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1937; replaced 2006
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 50.5 ft.
Total length: 51.8 ft.
Deck width: 12.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.35124, -89.25750   (decimal degrees)
37°21'04" N, 89°15'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/300050/4136227 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mill Creek
Inventory numbers
IL 091-0055 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15700 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Beam (12,811)
Built 1937 (729)
Built during 1930s (10,820)
Illinois (3,916)
Lost (19,534)
Lost 2006 (304)
Lost during 2000s (3,784)
One-lane traffic (7,462)
Open (37,483)
Owned by township (2,350)
Replaced by new bridge (12,896)
Span length 50-75 feet (9,111)
Steel stringer (5,002)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,623)
Union County, Illinois (46)
Wooden deck (5,915)

Update Log 

  • October 12, 2008: Bridge has been replaced
  • October 31, 2005: Posted new photos