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Browns Bridge

Photos 

West End

Photo courtesy of Greg Knott

BH Photo #133882

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Bonpas Creek on CR 1100N (Old IL 1) near Browns
Location
Wabash County, Illinois, and Edwards County, Illinois
Status
No longer exists
History
Built 1922; rehabilitated 1956, replaced 2007
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 149.9 ft.
Total length: 257.8 ft.
Deck width: 19.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.37944, -87.97678   (decimal degrees)
38°22'46" N, 87°58'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/414684/4248368 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bone Gap
Inventory numbers
IL 093-0017 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15710 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 13, 2020: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Adjusted GPS, added county
  • February 21, 2009: New photos from Robert Stephenson
  • June 22, 2008: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Update status
  • June 1, 2008: Updated by Robert Stephenson

Sources 

Comments 

Browns Bridge
Posted March 15, 2014, by Scott Short (scttshrt [at] wabash [dot] net)

I'm 44yrs.old and I have lived in this small town of browns my whole life.The Browns bridge was locally called the "SINGING BRIDGE" because your vehicle tires would make a humming noise that could be heard all over town.Browns is on the Edwards county side of the bridge.(population 200)

Browns Bridge
Posted October 20, 2007, by Robert Stephenson (rstephenson [at] mchsi [dot] com)

This bridge no longer exists,

it has been replaced with a new bridge.