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Axeman's Bridge

Photo 

Photo taken by J.P. in October 2011

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BH Photo #255399

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bedstead Pratt pony truss bridge over Plum Creek on Old Old Post Road
Location
Will County, Illinois
Status
Bypassed with a new bridge in 2004, later partially collapsed and was removed.
Design
Bedstead Pratt pony truss
Also called
Old Post Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.45062, -87.55482   (decimal degrees)
41°27'02" N, 87°33'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/453658/4588930 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dyer
Inventory number
BH 56461 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Bedstead Pratt pony truss (364)
Bedstead truss (544)
Built during 1900s (7,636)
Illinois (4,929)
Lost (28,468)
One-lane traffic (7,835)
Pin-connected (4,696)
Pony truss (17,011)
Pratt pony truss (3,950)
Pratt truss (10,297)
Replaced by new bridge (19,360)
Truss (35,452)
Will County, Illinois (142)

Update Log 

  • June 3, 2013: Updated by J.P.: Added categories "One-lane traffic", "Pin-connected"

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Axeman's Bridge
Posted June 3, 2013, by J.P. (wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Here is a link to the photo of the bridge.

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f35/cretescott777/axemansb...