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Bunker Hill Bridge

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Photo submitted by Mike Roegner

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BH Photo #169660

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Middle Fork Vermilion River on a pedestrian trail
Location
Vermilion County, Illinois
Status
No longer exists
History
Built ca. 1895, dismantled on August 14, 1989
Builder
- Massillon Bridge Co. of Massillon, Ohio
Design
Pin-connected, 6-panel Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.20309, -87.73447   (decimal degrees)
40°12'11" N, 87°44'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/437491/4450557 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Danville NW
Inventory number
BH 45654 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 11, 2013: New photo from Jacob P. Bernard
  • February 22, 2011: New photo from Jacob P. Bernard
  • July 14, 2010: Added by James Baughn based on info from Mike Roegner

Sources 

  • Mike Roegner
  • Jacob P. Bernard

Comments 

Bunker Hill Bridge
Posted September 14, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

That bridge at the treatment plant has a fresh coat of White paint on it and looks to be in really good condition. Hopefully it is adequate for the limited traffic needs and will serve there indefinitely.

I just hope the county will save the Armstrong Bridge as the last surviving span on a county road.

Bunker Hill Bridge
Posted September 14, 2016, by Meinart (Meinart5962 [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Finally figured out where the old road was. Wish they would quit tearing all these down. Johnson hill etc.. old bridges and roads are addicting. Im always lookin. That one near the old powerplant is next. Fished there In the mid 60s.

Bunker Hill Bridge
Posted July 26, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Hmmmmmm........Save an historic bridge between a conservation area and a park??.......Naaaaaaaaah!!!

Yes it was over 20 years ago.....but just goes to show it has been a long, uphill battle to change that kind of mentality!

Bunker Hill Bridge
Posted July 26, 2010, by Mike Roegner (roegner [at] soltec [dot] net)

Ironic that bridges are demolished by construction companies.

This was a bridge between the Illinois State Conservation area on the west bank and Kennekuk County park on the east. It was probably unsafe to carry automobiles, but it spent its last years as a pedestrian bridge and held up me and my dog just fine. I was sorry to see it go - it was a great place to sit and watch the water flow by.

One photo shows the east abutment after the bridge was demolished. That fence was there for a while and then somebody threw it in the river. The stones were hauled away to a storage area in the park and the area graded down. The area now looks like a bridge was never there.

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