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Steffey Bridge

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HAARGIS photo

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BH Photo #165488

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Salt Fork Vermilion River on TR 10
Location
Vermilion County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1901, replaced in 2002
Builder
- Canton Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
Pin-connected Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 99.1 ft.
Total length: 101.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Also called
TV Tower Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.07355, -87.91579   (decimal degrees)
40°04'25" N, 87°54'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/421911/4436321 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Homer
Inventory numbers
IL 092-3030 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 39103 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 16, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Changed name and added builder
  • February 4, 2009: Added by Robert Stephenson

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Comments 

Steffey Bridge
Posted December 1, 2018, by Mike Lane (mmlane [dot] 65 [at] comcast [dot] net)

Thank You, and believe me when I tell you it is very heavy!!

Steffey Bridge
Posted December 1, 2018, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Mike, that's a wonderful piece of history to have. I am happy you saved it.

Steffey Bridge
Posted December 1, 2018, by Mike Lane (mmlane [dot] 65 [at] comcast [dot] net)

Here's one of the nameplates from this bridge on my fence in Danville IL. I was the Carpenter foreman on this bridge when we built the new bridge in 2002.This one I took down before we started demo. We shoved the old bridge off the abutments and let it fall below to cut it apart and the other nameplate was still attached, so needless to say it did not fair so well. When we looked over the hill it had broken in several pieces. My boss took all the pieces and put it back together and had it displayed in his yard.