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Myersville Bridge

Photos 

BH Photo #185682

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over North Fork Vermilion River on Bismarck-Jamesburg Road
Location
Vermilion County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1893, replaced in 1974
Builder
- P.E. Lane of Chicago, Illinois
Design
Pin-connected, 8-panel Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.26525, -87.64339   (decimal degrees)
40°15'55" N, 87°38'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/445292/4457396 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Henning
Inventory number
BH 46893 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 21, 2011: New photo from Mike Roegner
  • November 10, 2010: Added by Mike Roegner

Sources 

  • Mike Roegner

Comments 

Myersville Bridge
Posted November 10, 2010, by Christopher Fisher (cfisher [at] mailbag [dot] com)

Wow....talk about memories. This bridge was the bridge me and my grandparents usually crossed when we would go from their place to Danville, Rossville, Henning, Potomac, or anyplace else west of their home. IIRC, the bridge was built in 1893, and was demolished when the old "single slab" road was torn up and replaced by a modern, straighter two-lane highway in 1974. You can actually find one of the remnants of the old single slab, the part on the east bank of the North Fork, to this day (or at least as recently as 1998, the last time I was in the area!). I remember directly east of the bridge was a very sharp S-curve (15 MPH), too. My grandmother called it the "hubba-hubba bridge" because of the sound she thought it made when their car went over it. Me, I called it the "boka-boka bridge" because that's how the deck planks sounded to ME when we drove over it!