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Bonpas Creek-Bottom Road Bridge

Photo 

old postcard

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BH Photo #463069

Map 

Description 

Portals and plaques lead to Massillon as the builder.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Bonpas Creek on Bottom Road
Location
Grayville, White County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Builder
- Massillon Bridge Co. of Massillon, Ohio
Design
6-panel, pinned Pratt through truss
Also called
Mill Street-Bonpas Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.25864, -87.99063   (decimal degrees)
38°15'31" N, 87°59'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/413330/4234976 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 87611 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 28, 2019: Updated by Mike Daffron: Corrected name
  • December 28, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added builder and truss type

Sources 

  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Bonpas Creek-Bottom Road Bridge
Posted December 28, 2019, by Luke

I personally go with road name first, as people are more likely to look for a bridge on a road they were on VS a creek whose name was more than likely unsigned.

For one-off crossings, it's a moot point, tho.

Bottom Road Bonpas Creek Bridge
Posted December 28, 2019, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Agree

Bottom Road Bonpas Creek Bridge
Posted December 28, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I personally like putting the stream name first as I think it helps to categorize the county page... and then add the road.

i.e. Bonpas Creek-Bottom Road Bridge

I think as far as which road the postcard says Bottom Road so I would go with that. You can add Mill Street Bridge in the additional name column.

My two cents...

Bottom Road Bonpas Creek Bridge
Posted December 28, 2019, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Ok. Then should this continue to be called Bottom Road or Mill Street Bonpas Creek Bridge? I think Bottom, but... (LOL!!)

Bottom Road Bonpas Creek Bridge
Posted December 28, 2019, by Luke

Guesstimate appears spot-on to me, Mike http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/US/154206/Gray+Township+...

Bottom Road Bonpas Creek Bridge
Posted December 28, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Great Find Mike ! Love to see things from my area !

Bottom Road Bonpas Creek Bridge
Posted December 28, 2019, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Location is a guestimate. I don't find any info on Bottom Rd and Mill street seems a valid choice. Anyone? Thanx for the input, Melissa!