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Wabash - Vermilion River Bridge

Photos 

Bridge is at the bottom left

Illustration by A. Ruger, 1869

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BH Photo #252608

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck truss bridge over Vermilion River on former Wabash Railroad in Danville
Location
Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1868, replaced in 1929-30
Builder
- Detroit Bridge & Iron Co.
Railroad
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
Design
Main spans: 197'4" pin-connected, 16-panel Whipple deck truss;
One 14-panel, pin-connected Whipple deck truss
Approaches: Timber stringer (later replaced by iron trestle)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.11826, -87.63009   (decimal degrees)
40°07'06" N, 87°37'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/446307/4441073 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Danville SW
Inventory number
BH 43975 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 23, 2015: New photo from Jacob P. Bernard
  • July 14, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Wabash Railroad", "Railroad"
  • April 20, 2013: New photos from Jacob P. Bernard
  • April 7, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Wabash Railroad"
  • September 24, 2011: New photo from Jacob P. Bernard
  • July 12, 2011: New photos from Jacob P. Bernard
  • January 2, 2011: New photo from Jacob P. Bernard
  • August 19, 2010: New photos from Jacob P. Bernard
  • January 30, 2010: Added by Jacob P. Bernard

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