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Old Covington Bridge

Photo 

Covington

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Photo scanned from Washington County History, 1979 (p633), photo taken by Grover Brinkmann

BH Photo #116068

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost pratt through truss bridge over Kaskaskia River on Covington Road
Location
Washington County, Illinois, and Clinton County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by new beam bridge at current site
History
Lost through truss bridge with wooden deck, replaced by a modern bridge in the 1980s.
Design
1 approach span Pratt Pony Truss
main span Pratt Through Truss, 8 or 10 panel
smaller steel stringer approach span
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.48952, -89.44082   (decimal degrees)
38°29'22" N, 89°26'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/287119/4262953 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Addieville
Inventory number
BH 36738 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Beam (14,499)
Clinton County, Illinois (31)
Illinois (4,492)
Kaskaskia River (34)
Lost (22,477)
Lost 1985 (108)
Lost during 1980s (1,211)
One-lane traffic (7,539)
Owned by county (20,114)
Pony truss (15,732)
Pratt pony truss (3,495)
Pratt through truss (5,030)
Pratt truss (8,783)
Replaced by new bridge (15,016)
Steel stringer (5,666)
Through truss (14,117)
Truss (31,322)
Washington County, Illinois (35)

Update Log 

  • March 12, 2010: Updated by Kim Harvey: approach spans
  • February 21, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Added GPS coordinates
  • April 11, 2009: Updated by Kim Harvey: added a category
  • December 24, 2008: Updated by Kim Harvey: added truss type
  • November 16, 2008: Updated by Kim Harvey: add categories
  • July 20, 2008: Updated by Kim Harvey: added a category
  • June 28, 2008: New photo from Kim Harvey
  • June 25, 2008: Added by Kim Harvey

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