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Seminary Street Bridge


Seminary Street Bridge, 1937

Moved to this location when the stone arch bridge was built on Main Street, the occasion of this photo was that the bridge was once again on the move. It had been declared unsafe for auto traffic and was to be moved downstream to be used as a pedestrian bridge.

Mike Roegner collection


BH Photo #200945



Lost Pony truss bridge over Stony Creek on East Seminary Street in Danville
Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois
Replaced by new bridge
Built 1876, relocated downstream in 1896, relocated again for pedestrian use in 1938
Whipple bowstring pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.13032, -87.62366   (decimal degrees)
40°07'49" N, 87°37'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/446865/4442408 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Danville NE
Inventory number
BH 48888 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 10, 2011: Added by Mike Roegner


  • Mike Roegner


Seminary Street Bridge
Posted June 13, 2011, by Michael Roegner (roegner [at] soltec [dot] net)

Yes, it was moved to Lahr Street in Danville, and I believe it lasted into the 1960's. I'm working on a brief history, so maybe I can get the dates straightened out.

Seminary Street Bridge
Posted June 10, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

By the way......Do you happen to know what the final disposition of this span was Mike? Was it indeed used for a pedestrian bridge?

Seminary Street Bridge
Posted June 10, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Nice add Mike!

Looks to be another example of a Squire Whipple designed bowstring.