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Geff Bridge

Photos 

Distant View To East

HAER photos taken May 1994 by Roger McCredie

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #128589

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost pony truss bridge over Deer Creek on CR 1700E (TR 406), southeast of Geff
Location
Wayne County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by modern bridge
History
Built 1910; replaced 1995
Design
Riveted Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Span length: 45.0 ft.
Total length: 45.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.47865, -88.38453   (decimal degrees)
38°28'43" N, 88°23'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/379233/4259832 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Geff
Land survey
T. 1 N., R. 7 E., Sec. 35
Inventory number
BH 15722 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1910 (1,164)
Built during 1910s (9,666)
HAER documented (1,107)
Illinois (4,676)
Lost (24,908)
Lost 1995 (424)
Lost during 1990s (3,994)
Owned by county (20,835)
Pony truss (16,230)
Replaced by new bridge (16,711)
Riveted (2,183)
Total length 25-50 feet (11,214)
Truss (32,917)
Warren pony truss (3,370)
Warren truss (6,578)
Wayne County, Illinois (34)
Wooden deck (6,073)

Update Log 

  • November 24, 2008: New photos from James Baughn
  • March 27, 2005: Posted new photos

Sources 

  • HAER IL-126 - Deer Creek Bridge
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com