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French Creek Bridge

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French Creek Bridge

View of wooden deck through the weeds.

Photo taken by Melissa Brand-Welch in October 2018

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BH Photo #435802

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Friday October 5th 2018 

Written by Melissa Brand-Welch

This was the second bridge I photographed. If I had been bolder I would've climbed to the top of the mound of dirt to take better photos. Please see comment section for more photos.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned steel stringer bridge over French Creek on CR 2000E/TR 412A
Location
White County, Illinois
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Design
Steel stringer with timber deck
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 27.9 ft.
Total length: 88.9 ft.
Deck width: 17.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.22477, -88.01148   (decimal degrees)
38°13'29" N, 88°00'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/411465/4231237 (zone/easting/northing)
Average daily traffic (as of 2005)
10
Inventory number
BH 83046 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 23.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Abandoned (3,199)
Beam (13,231)
Illinois (4,035)
Owned by township (2,393)
Span length 25-50 feet (14,264)
Steel stringer (5,195)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,164)
White County, Illinois (37)

Update Log 

  • October 17, 2018: Essay added by Melissa Brand-Welch
  • October 8, 2018: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • October 4, 2018: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com

Comments 

French Creek Bridge
Posted October 5, 2018, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Road view...

French Creek Bridge
Posted October 5, 2018, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Warning Sign...

French Creek Bridge
Posted October 5, 2018, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Warning Sign...

French Creek Bridge
Posted October 5, 2018, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Warning Sign...

French Creek Bridge
Posted October 5, 2018, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Road leading to approach...

French Creek Bridge
Posted October 5, 2018, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Approach to bridge...

French Creek Bridge
Posted October 5, 2018, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Friday October 5th 2018