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Lyndon Bridge

Photos 

View beside bridge.

Taken July 2007

IvoShandor. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0

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BH Photo #159788

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Rock River on 6th Avenue (Lyndon Road)
Location
Lyndon, Whiteside County, Illinois
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1894 by Keefers & Wyncoop; span added 1912; Closed in 1980; saved from demolition 1998
Builders
- Keefers & Wyncoop (Contractor)
- R.S. Riser (Engineer)
Design
Three 10-panel 1894 Pin-connected Pennsylvania through truss spans and one 1912 6-panel Pratt through truss span with riveted connections.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 200.0 ft.
Total length: 700.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 9, 2003
Also called
Rock River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.71148, -89.92472   (decimal degrees)
41°42'41" N, 89°55'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/256678/4621876 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Prophetstown
Inventory numbers
NRHP 03000353 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 44656 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 28, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • October 17, 2015: New photos from Steve Conro
  • December 12, 2013: New Street View added by Robert Elder
  • December 11, 2013: New photos from Steve Conro
  • January 15, 2012: New photos from Ed Ahlf
  • May 9, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Alternate name and closed date
  • March 29, 2010: Added by Nathan Holth

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Comments 

Lyndon Bridge
Posted March 29, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This is a spectacular bridge that neither I (or apparently anyone on BridgeHunter) knew about!