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1st Avenue Bridge

Photos 

Illinois Department of Transportation

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BH Photo #324660

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Rock River on 1st Avenue
Location
Rock Falls, Whiteside County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Replaced 1923
Builder
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
Whipple through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.78482, -89.69276   (decimal degrees)
41°47'05" N, 89°41'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/276233/4629391 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 67602 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 26, 2017: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • January 19, 2017: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • May 16, 2015: Updated by Tony Dillon: Changed truss type
  • May 16, 2015: Added by Luke

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1st Avenue Bridge
Posted January 20, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The ca. 1910 postcard reveals that an endcap and finial had already gone missing. I like the fact that the postcard was intellectually honest about this.