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Kaskaskia River Bridge

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September09

I took a photo of a photograph at the 2009 Nashville Fall Fest at the Washington County Historical Society booth.

Photo taken by Kim Harvey in September 2009

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BH Photo #146670

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Kaskaskia River on IL 160/177 (was IL 15 at the time)
Location
Washington County, Illinois, and Clinton County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1921; main span replaced 1957 with using existing approaches; entire bridge replaced 1996
Design
The main span in 1921 bridge was a through truss span. The span was replaced in 1957 using the same piers and approaches. The entire bridge was replaced in 1996.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 78.1 ft.
Total length: 655.9 ft.
Deck width: 27.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.45000, -89.62833   (decimal degrees)
38°27'00" N, 89°37'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/270638/4259017 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Venedy
Inventory numbers
IL 095-0003 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 43409 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 30, 2009: Updated by Kim Harvey: History
  • September 25, 2009: Added by Kim Harvey