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Gaumer Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Mike Roegner

BH Photo #185271

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over North Fork Vermilion River on TR 101, 0.5 mi. west of Alvin
Location
Vermilion County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1886, damaged by flooding in 1994 and removed, replaced by new bridge in 2002
Builder
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Design
Wrought iron, pin-connected, 7-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 118.0 ft.
Total length: 132.8 ft.
Deck width: 13.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.30371, -87.62223   (decimal degrees)
40°18'13" N, 87°37'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/447122/4461652 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bismarck
Inventory numbers
IL 092-3100 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15709 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Sources 

  • Mike Roegner

Comments 

Vermilion River Bridge
Posted January 11, 2010, by Michael Roegner (roegner [at] soltec [dot] net)

I've uploaded some photos of the Gaumer bridge. The bridge was damaged in a 1994 flood and dismantled. That left the residents of Alvin living on the west side without an exit route out of town should a train be blocking all the crossings, so the citizens requested a replacement bridge. That came in 2002 at a cost of $1,108,160.

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