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Old Iron Bridge

Map 

Description 

Aerial imagery suggests that Lally columns remain on the west bank

Facts 

Overview
Lost bowstring pony truss bridge over Little Wabash River on CR 525N
Location
Wayne County, Illinois
Status
Collapsed and not replaced
History
Built ca. 1865; collapsed August 1989
Design
Main span: Bowstring pony truss
Approaches: Two pin-connected Pratt pony truss spans
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.33126, -88.20765   (decimal degrees)
38°19'53" N, 88°12'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/394448/4243260 (zone/easting/northing)
Land survey
T. 2 S., R. 9 E., Sec. 21
Inventory number
BH 83056 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,471)
Bowstring pony truss (221)
Bowstring truss (425)
Built during 1860s (413)
Collapsed (202)
Illinois (4,035)
Little Wabash River (27)
Lost (19,999)
Lost 1989 (165)
Lost during 1980s (1,102)
Pony truss (15,245)
Pratt pony truss (3,244)
Pratt truss (8,220)
Truss (30,022)
Wayne County, Illinois (33)

Update Log 

  • October 7, 2018: Added by James Baughn