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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 Browns Road (Old IL 1) in Browns
Location
Wabash 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, -87.97611   (decimal degrees)
38°22'46" N, 87°58'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/414742/4248367 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bone Gap
Inventory numbers
IL 093-0017 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15710 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • 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.